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Published: 26 February 2009

160 Pages | 12 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199236947

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The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

Paul Foster

Very Short Introductions

  • An accessible guide to the history, meaning, and interpretation of the Apocryphal Gospels
  • Shows how close analysis of text, contents and context are vital in assessing the value and authenticity of such ancient and valuable texts.
  • Discusses the limitations of using the apocryphal gospels to reconstruct an accurate portrait of the historical Jesus - and sets this against the limitations of using the New Testament gospels.