Journal of Early Christian Studies

Journal of Early Christian Studies
Volume 11, Number 2, Summer 2003
Special Issue: The Secret Gospel of Mark: A Discussion


Contents

Articles

    Hedrick, Charles W.
  • The Secret Gospel of Mark: Stalemate in the Academy
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    Subject Headings:
    • Secret Gospel according to Mark.
    • Smith, Morton, 1915- Clement of Alexandria and a secret Gospel of Mark.
    • Smith, Morton, 1915- Secret Gospel: the discovery and interpretation of the Secret Gospel according to Mark.
    Stroumsa, Gedaliahu A. G.
  • Comments on Charles Hedrick's Article: A Testimony
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hedrick, Charles W. Secret Gospel of Mark: stalemate in the academy.
    • Secret Gospel according to Mark.
    • Smith, Morton, 1915-
    Ehrman, Bart D.
  • Response to Charles Hedrick's Stalemate
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hedrick, Charles W. Secret Gospel of Mark: stalemate in the academy.
    • Secret Gospel according to Mark.
    • Smith, Morton, 1915-
    Bovon, François.
  • Canonical and Apocryphal Acts of Apostles
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bible. N.T. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    • Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    Abstract:
      The Acts of the apostles, depicting the ministry, travels, teaching, miracles and passion of Jesus' disciples were written in the first centuries C.E. To date, scholarly comparison has either enhanced the value of canonical work by discrediting the apocryphal as literature of entertainment or has simply considered both canonical and apocryphal literature to be Christian novels. This paper emphasizes both differences and similarities between the canonical and apocryphal texts. Among the differences, the apostle's martyrdom story in the apocryphal acts, similar to Jesus' passion narrative in the canonical gospels, reveals the function of the apostle as mediator of a message of salvation.
    Retzleff, Alexandra G.
  • John Chrysostom's Sex Aquarium: Aquatic Metaphors for Theater in Homily 7 on Matthew
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    Subject Headings:
    • John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407. Homilies on Matthew.
    • John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407 -- Language.
    • Theater -- Rome.
    Abstract:
      Chrysostom speaks in highly rhetorical terms about the harmful potential of mime actresses to bring about the moral ruin of spectators. Taken literally, Homily 7 on Matthew has been understood as testimony of an unusual type of aquatic spectacle, termed tetimími, the production of which has proven difficult to reconstruct from archaeological evidence. Taken metaphorically, however, the aquatic imagery in this homily is easily understood in the context of mime, one of the most popular forms of entertainment on the stages of eastern cities in late antiquity. A metaphorical reading of hom. 7 in Mt. dispels the long-standing theory that theater orchestras were flooded for the production of tetimími.
    Lyman, J. Rebecca.
  • 2002 NAPS Presidential Address: Hellenism and Heresy
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    Subject Headings:
    • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 -- Historiography.
    • Hellenism -- Historiography.
    • Justin, Martyr, Saint.
    Abstract:
      Drawing on post-colonial theories concerning religion and culture, the author argues that the ancient history of Christian theological controversies should no longer rest on oppositions between "orthodoxy" and "heresy" or Christianity and Hellenism. Recent studies of ancient Roman religion and culture in fact reveal conscious negotiation by ancient authors that traditional terms such as "syncretism" or "eclecticism" have hidden. Reading the development of "heresiology" by Justin Martyr as a form of cultural negotiation concerning problems of universalism and tradition in contemporary Hellenism allows one to understand the creation of "orthodoxy" as both definitive for religious identity and inherently unstable.

Note

    James, Liz.
  • Color and Meaning in Byzantium
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    Subject Headings:
    • Color in art.
    • Art, Byzantine.
    • Fathers of the church -- Attitudes.

Book Reviews

    Harding, Sarah, 1951-
  • On the Creation of the Cosmos According to Moses (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Philo, of Alexandria. On the creation of the cosmos according to Moses.
    • Runia, David T., tr.
    • Creation.
    Jefford, Clayton N.
  • Miracle and Mission: The Authentication of Missionaries and Their Message in the Longer Ending of Mark (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Kelhoffer, James A. Miracle and mission: the authentication of missionaries and their message in the longer ending of Mark.
    • Bible. N.T. Mark XVI, 9-20 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
    Meconi, David Vincent.
  • Apologie im frühen Christentum: Die Kontroverse um den christlichen Wahrheitsanspruch in den ersten Jahrhunderten (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Fiedrowicz, Michael. Apologie im frühen Christentum: die Kontroverse um den christlichen Wahrheitsanspruch in den ersten Jahrhunderten.
    • Apologetics -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
    Perdicoyianni, Hélène.
  • Homilies on the Life of Christ (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Proclus, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, ca. 390-ca. 446. Homilies on the life of Christ.
    • Barkhuizen, J. H., 1940-, tr.
    • Jesus Christ -- Biography -- Sermons.
    Northway, Eric W.
  • Commentary on the Letters of Saint Paul (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrrhus. Commentary on the letters of Saint Paul.
    • Hill, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1931-, tr.
    • Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul -- Commentaries.
    Perdicoyianni, Hélène.
  • Commentary on the Song of Songs (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrrhus. Commentary on the Song of Songs.
    • Hill, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1931-, tr.
    • Bible. O.T. Song of Songs -- Commentaries.
    Doran, Robert, 1940-
  • Augustine and Manichaeism in the Latin West: Proceedings of the Fribourg-Utrecht Symposium of the International Association of Manichaean Studies (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Oort, J. van (Johannes), ed. Augustine and Manichaeism in the Latin West: proceedings of the Fribourg-Utrecht Symposium of the International Association of Manichaean Studies.
    • Wermelinger, Otto, ed.
    • Wurst, Gregor, ed.
    • Manichaeism -- Congresses.
    Christ, Alice.
  • The Key to the Brescia Casket: Typology and the Early Christian Imagination (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tkacz, Catherine Brown. Key to the Brescia casket: typology and the Early Christian imagination.
    • Brescia casket.
    Gaddis, Michael, 1970-
  • Law, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mathisen, Ralph W., 1947-, ed. Law, society, and authority in late antiquity.
    • Law -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses.



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