New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures vol. 2

A compilation of apocryphal Christian texts, many translated into English for the first time, with comprehensive introductions.

This second volume of New Testament Apocrypha continues the work of the first by making available to English readers more apocryphal texts. Twenty-nine texts are featured, including The Adoration of the Magi and The Life of Mary Magdalene, each carefully introduced, copiously annotated, and translated into English by eminent scholars. These fascinating texts provide insights into the beliefs, expressions, and practices of a range of Christian communities from the early centuries through late antiquity and into the medieval period.

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PREVIEW (introduction and front matter)

“Even More Christian Apocrypha” ~ preview article published in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 48.3–4 (2019): 4–12 (available online for a limited time)

Papers from a review panel on the volume organized by Mona Tokarek LaFosse: Introduction (LaFosse); “Storytelling, orality and embodiment in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, volume 2” (LaFosse); “Pedagogical reflections on New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, volume 2” (Sean Hannan); Response (Tony Burke).


Introduction, Tony Burke
The Adoration of the Magi, Adam Carter Bremer-McCollum
The Rebellion of Dimas, Mark G. Bilby
A Homily on the Life of Jesus and His Love for the Apostles, Timothy Pettipiece
A Homily on the Passion and Resurrection, by Pseudo-Evodius, Dylan M. Burns
The Book of Bartholomew, Christian H. Bull and Alexandros Tsakos
The Healing of Tiberius, Zbigniew Izydorczyk
The Legend of the Holy Rood Tree, Stephen C. E. Hopkins
The Story of Joseph of Arimathea, Bradley N. Rice
A Homily on the Building of the First Church of the Virgin, Paul C. Dilley
The Life of Judas, Brandon W. Hawk and Mari Mamyan
The Life of Mary Magdalene, Christine Luckritz-Marquis

The Acts of Nereus and Achilleus, Richard I. Pervo
The Act of Peter in Azotus, Cambry G. Pardee
The Exhortation of Peter, J. Edward Walters
The Travels of Peter, J. Edward Walters
The History of Philip, Robert A. Kitchen
The Acts of Thomas and His Wonderworking Skin, Jonathan Holste and Janet E. Spittler

The Epistle of Pelagia, Slavomír ?éplö

The Dialogue of the Revealer and John, Philip Tite
1 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John, Rick Brannan
2 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John, Rebecca Draughon, Jeannie Sellick, and Janet E. Spittler
3 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John, Chance Bonar, Tony Burke, and Slavomír ?éplö
The Questions of James to John, Katherine Gibbons
The Mysteries of John, Hugo Lundhaug and Lloyd Abercrombie
The Investiture of the Archangel Michael, Hugo Lundhaug
Appendix: John of Parallos, Homily Against Heretical Books, Christian H. Bull and Lance Jenott
The Investiture of the Archangel Gabriel, Lance Jennott
The Apocalypse of Thomas, Matthias Geigenfeind

The Teaching of the Apostles, Witold Witakowski