The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles : an introduction by Hans-Josef Klauckcurrent, general, and concise introduction. resource for understanding the complex relations between these works themselves and to the canonical books. each chapter Klauck offers a explanation of the background and the structure for each of the works presented, and a detailed analysis of the content, and a bibliography.
Non-Canonical Gospels by Paul Fosterchapter length treatments on most non-canonical gospels. makes academic debates accessible to a wider audience. traces important moments in the reception of a number of these texts. Online available.
The Apocryphal Gospels: texts and translations by Zlatko Plese; Bart Ehrmanmulti-lingual edition of the Apocryphal Gospels, over 40, featured in the original Greek, Latin, and Coptic languages, accompanied by English translations that appear next to the original texts. each translation begins with a thoughtful examination of key historical, literary, and textual issues that places each Gospel in context. Online available.
The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom by Stevan L. Daviesnew forty page introduction discusses recent developments in scholarship, looks at Thomas' independence from the New Testament gospels, discusses the role of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel Thomas, and offers a variety of valuable insights.Online available.
The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot by Bart D. Ehrmanrecounts the fascinating story of where and how this ancient papyrus document was discovered, how it moved around among antiquities dealers in Egypt, the United States, and Switzerland, and how it came to be restored and translated.