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By Paul Foster | Comments: ( 242 ) | Date: ( Nov 12, 2019 )

This Very Short Introduction offers a clear, accessible, and concise account of the apocryphal gospels exploring their origins, their discovery, and discussing how the various texts have been interpreted both within and outside the Church Looking at texts ranging from the Gospels from Nag Hammadi to the Dialogues with the Risen Savior, Paul Foster shows how the apocryphaThis Very Short Introduction offers a clear, accessible, and concise account of the apocryphal gospels exploring their origins, their discovery, and discussing how the various texts have been interpreted both within and outside the Church Looking at texts ranging from the Gospels from Nag Hammadi to the Dialogues with the Risen Savior, Paul Foster shows how the apocryphal gospels reflect the diversity that existed within early Christianity, and considers the extent to which they can be used to reconstruct an accurate portrait of the historical Jesus Foster demonstrates how close analysis of text, contents, and context are vital in assessing the value and authenticity of such ancient documents Including discussions of controversies and case studies such as the alleged hoax surrounding the discovery of Secret Mark, Foster concludes that the non canonical texts, considered in the correct context, can help us reach a complete understanding of the multi faceted nature of early Christianity About the Series Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life s most interesting topics Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.


  • Title: The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Paul Foster
  • ISBN: 9780199236947
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

  • Bojan Tunguz

    Over the last ten years or so there has been a flurry of interest into the apocryphal gospels and all forms of early non-orthodox Christian thought and practice. Much of this is due to the fact that many of these early non-orthodox sources were for the first time in almost two thousand years available in their original form, thanks to the remarkable set of archeological discoveries that commenced in the late nineteenth century and continue to present day. It became exciting to see these ancient [...]


  • Kyle

    epic tales of jesus the child asshole and esoteric mumblings


  • Michael

    As the name of the book states, this is a very short introduction into the topic. Nevertheless it offers an easy to understand overview of what is known about the early years of Christianity. This book is a good starting point for everyone interested in the origins and the moulding of Christian beliefs.


  • Christopher

    Paul Foster's THE APOCRYPHAL GOSPELS: A Very Short Introduction is an entry in the Oxford University Press series that seeks to explain the basis of a topic in a mere 150 pages. Published in 2009, Foster's book responds especially to recent media coverage of the apocryphal gospels. Ever time archaeologists find a new text, it's sensationalistically reported as telling us secrets that the Church doesn't want us to know. As Foster notes, the truth is rather more complicated. Foster begins by talki [...]


  • Arnaldo Goncalves

    This is a very interesting introduction to the debate about the Gnostic Gospels. It is a well-written and informative piece and shows how an unified dogma of Christianity was never true, mainly during the two centuries after Yeshua ben Joseph's death. Jesus followers were diverse and receive his teachings in different ways as it doesn't existed an unified Church as Peter acknowledged. The book emphasizes the similiarites between the Jewish and Christian rites and even the legends created to spre [...]


  • John Spillane

    Nothing too gripping here, feel free to move along. Basically the author says that all the non-canonicals have at best two quotes that the big four don't and the only thing the former are good for are good is relating that second and third century Christians weren't as much on the same page as maybe the "winners" would have you believe.I went after this because it was short, in audio form, and I didn't want to be completely in the dark on the subject. Well mission accomplished, but it wasn't muc [...]


  • Al Bità

    This is one of a series of 'Very Short Introductions' to a subject put out by Oxford University Press. This one is an excellent overview for anyone interested in its much vexed subject. Foster applies a scholarly (and thus basically conservative) approach in easy to read language that is educative, stimulating and detailed enough for most lay persons interested in just what the Apocryphal gospels are. Recommended.


  • Philippe

    This book is a very good introduction - as its title suggests - to the subject of the apocryphal gospels, includind, but not exlusively those found at Nag Hamadi. It is precise although not over-technical. It shows what can these texts bring to us and teach us about the Early Christian groups.


  • Mirrordance

    Molto interessante. Un primo quadro su un argomento a ame ingnoto.Quite interesting. I knew nothing on the subject and i got a general idea.


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