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The Acts of John free pdf The Acts of John is here rescued from a long history of censorship and extensive editing that sought to whitewash aspects of the text that had become uncomfortable for later generations of the church. Although several tantalizing tales are now lost, what remains is a compelling story of the convert Drusiana, who was twice the victim of lust-once from her husband, who imprisoned her in a tomb, and later from an outsider, whose love sickness drove her to the tomb. This study edition features a detailed introduction that sorts out the complicated manuscript tradition together with cross references and notes on sources that enable in-depth study. The Early Christian Apocrypha series offers fresh new translations of the major apocryphal Acts that survive from the early period of the Christian church. These non-canonical writings are crucial for determining the complex history of Christian origins. Each text comes with cross-references, notes, and commentary. An extensive introduction also sets out the challenge of recovering and reconstructing the original text.

About Richard I. Pervo

Richard I. Pervo earned a Th.D. at Harvard University and taught religion at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA. A specialist in Luke-Acts, he is the author of many books including Dating Acts: Between the Evangelists and the Apologists (2006), The Mystery of Acts (2008), and The Acts of Paul: A New Translation and Commentary (2014).

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Author : Richard I. Pervo
Publisher : Polebridge Press
Data Published : 30 August 2015
ISBN : 1598151673
EAN : 9781598151671
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 112 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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