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The apocryphal Gospels : a very short introduction

Author: Paul Foster
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Very short introductions, 201.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Paul Foster offers a clear and concise account of the apocryphal gospels. Exploring their origins, discovery and interpretation, and examining controversies and case-studies, this title shows how the texts can offer us an important window on the vibrant and multi-faceted face of early Christianity.
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Genre/Form: Paperback
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lischer, Richard.
Preacher King.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)607763269
Online version:
Lischer, Richard.
Preacher King.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)624349216
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Foster
ISBN: 9780199236947 0199236941 0195087798 9780195087796
OCLC Number: 269433587
Description: 152 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
Contents: The apocryphal Gospels : what's in a name? --
The 'gospels' from Nag Hammadi --
The infancy gospels --
Gospels set during the earthly life of Jesus --
Secret revelations and dialogue gospels --
Insights from the non-canonical gospels.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 201.
Responsibility: Paul Foster.
Local System Bib Number:
219239

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Fascinating reading. * David Sexton, Evening Standard * He writes with elegance and clarity, and presents... complex arguments... with simplicity and grace. * John Drane, Baptist Times * "Very Short" Read more...

 
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