For those interested in the study of non-canonical texts and traditions.
Eliseo Ferrer deposited Eliseo Ferrer / Preámbulo del libro «Sacrificio y drama del Rey Sagrado». Una visión diferente de los orígenes cristianos. in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
Preámbulo del libro SACRIFRICIO Y DRAMA DEL REY SAGRADO, de Eliseo Ferrer. (Se añade índice y bibliografía).
Vaya por delante que ésta no es una obra de consenso académico; y tampoco una obra guiada por la fe religiosa, ni por los presupuestos decimonónicos del ateísmo antirreligioso y anticristiano. Decía el mitólogo Joseph Campbell que la hu…[Read more]
Toda la tesis de R. Panikkar estuvo dirigida, dada su tradición intelectual multicultural y multirreligiosa, a «un encuentro sincero» entre el cristianismo y el hinduismo; y quizá por eso subtituló este libro («El Cristo desconocido del hinduismo») con el ambicioso reclamo: «Para una cristofanía ecuménica». No obstante, y para no engañar a…[Read more]
Eliseo Ferrer deposited Eliseo Ferrer / Radical criticism of fraudulent and sterile research on the origins of Christianity. in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
Dodecalogue of errors and nonsense / I believe that the secular influence of the theology and dogmatics of the Church (inherited, to a large extent, by the Lutheran reformers), as well as the ideology generated over eighteen centuries on the substratum of the New Testament, have led and They continue to lead in the XXI century to great errors of…[Read more]
Eliseo Ferrer deposited Eliseo Ferrer / Ateísmo y materialismo metodológico. Contra las críticas del catolicismo dogmático universitario. in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 7 months, 1 week ago
Como ya saben muchos de mis amigos y seguidores de Internet, suelo organizar casi todos los meses un foro-debate en Academia.edu sobre asuntos que normalmente giran en torno a la antropología social y cultural, pero también relativos a asuntos destacados de la historia antigua y de la crítica textual, campos en los que normalmente se de…[Read more]
In this article, I examine how the apocryphal Acts of John depicts wealthy Christian
converts as part of the “Christianization” of Ephesus. I note how the Acts of John
uses its portrayal of leading citizens not only to critique, but to preserve and
adapt prevailing expectations surrounding Greco-Roman cultic patronage. My
analysis com…[Read more]
Travis Proctor deposited Environmental Change, the Acts of John, and Shifting Cultic Landscapes in Late Antique Ephesus in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
The city of Ephesus experienced a marked civic transformation in Late Antiquity. After having centered its settlements and economic fortunes on its proximity to a deep-water harbor for over a millennium, late antique Ephesus gradually shifted to an inland, fortified settlement on Ayasoluk Hill. While several factors undoubtedly informed this civic…[Read more]
an inverted Christology; a take-down of the Bard. but all shall be well, de-inverted, in the end!
i. a game we can’t abstain from
ii. a sudden God, a Boltzmann God
iii. the Hard Problem & Humean causation
iv. Turing gave a recipe for consciousness
v. the Honeymoon Algorithm
vi. Tech Civ takes Earth in
vii. Borges, the Compressor
viii. a Kingdom from the page
ix. Hollywood, where faeries enter
x. in the age of…[Read more]
Introduction, Greek text, and English translation of 3 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John, a Byzantine question-and-answer dialogue between Abraham and John set after Jesus’s ascension.
This article argues that the Gospel of Thomas was written in Alexandria, not in Eastern Syria as is the current consensus. The arguments in favor of a Syrian Gospel of Thomas are not as strong as is often assumed, and a stronger case can be made for Alexandria. The Gospel of Thomas has a number of features that suggest it was a product of the…[Read more]
Article on ancient biographical or autobiographical stories regarding journeys in pursuit of wisdom.
Philip Harland deposited “‘Do Not Deny Me This Noble Death’: Depictions of Violence in the Greek Novels and Apocryphal Acts.” in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 4 years, 6 months ago
Article comparing representations of domestic, civic, and imperial violence in novels and in apocryphal acts.
gender & Judaism in A Serious Man [Coen Bros, 2009], An American Dream [Norman Mailer, 1965] and the Pericope Adulterae.
Evina Stein(ova) deposited The prehistory of the Latin Acts of Peter (BHL 6663) and the Latin Acts of Paul (BHL 6575). Some observations about the development of the Virtutes apostolorum in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 5 years, 8 months ago
The extensive chains of excerpts from the Scriptures and other sources in two of the narratives prominent in the Virtutes apostolorum, the Acts of Peter (BHL 6663) and the Acts of Paul (BHL 6575) are studied in order to come to a clearer understanding of the origin of these Latin texts. The Virtutes apostolorum is an amalgam of textual material…[Read more]
including readings of Joseph McElroy, Tolkien, Norman Rush, Sartre, and others
on apocalypse, shakespeare, Clarke’s Third Law, the corporate take-over of Star Wars and else
There is a significant debate in Origenian scholarship today about the allegory/typology distinction. Some scholars accept the demarcation between these two forms of nonliteral scriptural interpretation, whereas others reject it. In this paper I seek to determine whether, or to what extent, the allegory/typology distinction is valid for study of…[Read more]
Eric Vanden Eykel deposited “Then Suddenly, Everything Resumed Its Course”: The Suspension of Time in the Protevangelium of James Reconsidered in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 5 years, 10 months ago
The second-century Protevangelium of James contains an enigmatic scene that has fascinated readers for centuries: the stilling of the natural world at the birth of Jesus. Joseph describes the spectacle as he departs the cave in which Mary is laboring: “I looked up at the vault of the sky and saw it fixed. I saw the clouds paused in amazement, a…[Read more]
Tony Burke deposited The Syriac Tradition of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas: A Critical Edition and English Translation in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 6 years, 2 months ago
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas, like many apocryphal gospels, has been much transformed over the course of its transmission. Though composed in Greek in the second century, the gospel is extant in a number of other languages and a myriad of forms. The most well-known form is a 19-chapter version in Greek based on late manuscripts (none earlier than…[Read more]
Hugo Lundhaug deposited Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jenott, The Monastic Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices (STAC 97; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015) – Table of Contents in the group Christian Apocryphal Literature on Humanities Commons 6 years, 3 months ago
Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jenott offer a sustained argument for the monastic provenance of the Nag Hammadi Codices. They examine the arguments for and against a monastic Sitz im Leben and defend the view that the Codices were produced and read by Christian monks, most likely Pachomians, in the fourth- and fifth-century monasteries of Upper Egypt.…[Read more]
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