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Nicklas, Tobias, Moss, Candida R., Tuckett, Christopher, and Joseph Verheyden [Eds.]
The Other Side: Apocryphal Perspectives on Ancient Christian »Orthodoxies«.
Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2017. 269 S. = Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus. Studien zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments, 117. Geb. EUR 120,00. ISBN 978-3-525-54058-8.
Judith M. Lieu
This collection of essays arises from a conference held »under the auspices of the University of Notre Dame« at their centre in London in July 2014. Its unifying purpose would seem to be to understand in their own right texts which have been labelled »apocryphal«, namely to hold in suspension any judgement about the origins of their status and whether or not they merit being associated with deviant or heretical forms of early Christianity. The interest of these essays is not, as the title might be read, a consideration of what these texts have to say about those forms of early Christianity and its literature which have come to be associated with »orthodoxy«. Underlying the potential conceptual confusion, and indeed the use of quotation marks around »orthodoxies« but not around ...
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