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Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions

Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha: Proceedings from the 2015 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium

Edited by Tony Burke

Foreword by Andrew Gregory

Imprint: Cascade Books

472 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.94 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781532603730
  • Published: May 2017

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  • 9781532603754
  • Published: May 2017

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Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions examines the possible motivations behind the production of apocryphal Christian texts.   Did the authors of Christian apocrypha intend to deceive others about the true origins of their writings?   Did they do so in a way that is distinctly different from New Testament scriptural writings?   What would phrases like "intended to deceive" or "true origins" even mean in various historical and cultural contexts?   The papers in this volume, presented in September 2015 at York University in Toronto, discuss texts from as early as second-century papyrus fragments to modern apocrypha such as tales of Jesus in India in the nineteenth-century Life of Saint Issa.   The highlights of the collection include a keynote address by Bart Ehrman ("Apocryphal Forgeries: The Logic of Literary Deceit") and a panel discussion on the Gospel of Jesus' Wife, reflecting on what reactions to this particular text--primarily on biblioblogs--can tell us about the creation, transmission, and reception of apocryphal Christian literature.   The eye-opening papers presented at the panel caution and enlighten readers about the ethics of studying unprovenanced texts, the challenges facing female scholars both in the academy and online, and the shifting dynamics between online and traditional print scholarship.
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