The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles
310 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- ISBN: 9781602581593
- Published: September 2008
A great deal has happened in recent decades in the study of the Apocryphal Acts, and the field of apocryphal literature is incredibly broad. A reader looking for a current, general, and concise introduction to the subject will welcome this book. Klauck not only offers an excellent introduction to the topic of the Apocryphal Acts but also a useful resource for understanding the complex relations between these works themselves and to the canonical books. The book discusses both the main apocryphal Acts, such as the Acts of John, Paul, and Peter, and the more recent works, including the Acts of Philip, Bartholomew, and Matthew. For each chapter Klauck offers a explanation of the background and the structure for each of the works presented, and a detailed analysis of the content, and a bibliography all while incorporating the results of the most current international research.
Klauck provides an indispensable companion that opens up a color world, without blurring the differences between fact and fiction.~Hans Dieter Betz, Shailer Mathews Professor Emeritus of New Testament, University of Chicago
This welcome addition to the secondary literature on these writings is all the more significant coming as it does from a perceptive and active researcher in the field.~Novum Testamentum