Jesus in Apokryphen Evangelienuberlieferungen
(German language)
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 254


By Jorg Frey & Jens Schroter
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161501470
810 pages
$277.50 Hardcover

Apocryphal Jesus traditions form a specific area of multifaceted interpretations of Jesus' activity. Quite often, these traditions are only preserved in unfamiliar languages and fragmentary manuscripts. This volume presents a comprehensive survey of important texts from this area from the perspective of well-known specialists in these texts. It collects a range of studies of Jesus traditions outside the New Testament from diverse languages and cultural traditions. Widely discussed texts such as the Gospels of Thomas, Peter and Mary are considered, but also texts from less well-known languages and cultural milieus e.g. Syriac, Ethiopic or Slavonic traditions are taken into account. In this way a fascinating variety of ancient and medieval receptions of Jesus' teaching emerges, which interprets it in new ways and adopts it to new contexts.

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