Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 November 2014

576 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195398922

Bookseller Code (04)

After the New Testament: 100-300 C.E.

A Reader in Early Christianity

Second Edition

Edited by Bart D. Ehrman

New to this Edition:

  • Two new chapters: Chapter 10: "Text and Meaning: The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Christianity" and Chapter 14: "Women and Gender: Christianity in a Patriarchal World"
  • Almost twenty new selections, including the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Judas, and the correspondence between Jesus and Abgar
  • Approximately twenty-five updated and improved translations, many by Bart D. Ehrman
  • New subsections in Chapter 6 that distinguish between various types of Gnosticism
  • Updated lists of further readings at the end of each chapter