Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings: A Reader

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings: A Reader

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The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings: A Reader. By Bart D. Ehrman. New York: Oxford University, 1998, iv + 412 pp., $23.50 paper.

Ehrman has collected into one volume all the extant writings generated by Christians during the first century of Christianity, approximately 30-130 cs. Included are canonical and noncanonical books, orthodox and heretical works, and complete and fragmentary texts. The book is comprised of five sections and arranged according to genre. Section one, "Early Christian Gospels," contains the four canonical Gospels; the gospel of Thomas, the gospel of Peter, the infancy gospel of Thomas, the secret gospel of Mark, Papyrus Egerton 2: the Unknown Gospel, the gospel of the Ebionites, the gospel of the Nazareans, and the gospel according to the Hebrews. Section two, "Early Christian Acts," is comprised of the canonical Acts of the Apostles as well as the Acts of Paul and Thecla. Section three, "Early Christian Letters Attributed to Paul," includes the thirteen NT letters ascribed to Paul as well as the third letter to the Corinthians. A fourth section, "General Epistles and Other Early Christian Writings," consists of the eight catholic epistles in the NT, 1 Clement, the Didache, the seven letters of Ignatius, the letter of Polycarp to the Philippians, the letter of Barnabas; the Preaching of Peter, and the Fragments of Papias. …

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