This quantity collects the contributions of a bunch of students who all started rethinking, in 2004, the normal classification of recent testomony Apocrypha in response to the recent views of a better continuity not just among early Jewish and Christian scriptural productions, but in addition among early Christian and overdue vintage apocryphal literatures. this is often the results of the confluence of 2, to date, substitute ways: at the one hand, the deconstruction of the everyday different types of """"Jewish Christianity"""" and """"Gnosticism,"""" and at the different, the hot knowledge that the construction of latest apocryphal texts went on good into overdue antiquity and past. within the twenty essays released the following, various features of this apocryphal continent are newly explored, from the Christian appropriation of Jewish tales and literary genres, with a different emphasis at the case of the past due old Pseudo-Clementines, to the advanced and debatable state of affairs of the narrative roles attributed to suc h figures as Judas Iscariot, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mum of Jesus, or Peter. Contributors:Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Giovanni Battista Bazzana, Timothy Beech, Tony Burke, Dominique Côté, James R. Davila, Theodore de Bruyn, Peter W. Dunn, Minna Heimola, Ian H. Henderson, Cornelia B. Horn, Vahan Hovhanessian, F. Stanley Jones, Michael Kaler, Nicole Kelley, Louis Painchaud, Timothy Pettipiece, Pierluigi Piovanelli, Annette Yoshiko Reed, Stephen J. Shoemaker
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