The New Testament Apocrypha

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M. R. James
Apocryphile Press, 2004 - Religion - 628 pages

The first book to supply the English reader with a comprehensive view of the apocryphal literature connected to the New Testament. It contains translations of all the important texts in the style of the Authorized Version, and makes available the results of historic researches into their origin, history, and value.

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Contents

FRAGMENTS OF EARLY GOSPELS
1
The Gospel of Philip
12
LOST HERETICAL BOOKS
19
FRAGMENTS OF GOSPELS ETC preserved in manu
25
AGRAPHA
33
Greek text
55
The Liber de Infantia or Gospel oj PseudoMatthew
70
The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy
80
ACTS
228
The Prophecies of Cleobius and Myrte
293
The Coptic Fragment
300
The Martyrdom
364
THE SECONDARY ACTS
438
The Leopard and the
469
EPISTLES
476
The correspondence of Paul and Seneca
482

The Gospel of Nicodemus or Acts of Pilate
94
Part I
119
thirteen
147
Other Appendixes to the Acts of Pilate
153
Syriac Narratives 1 The Six Five Books
219
The Gelasian Decree
504
477
580
Of Subjects
591
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M. R. James was born in Goodnestone, Kent, England on August 1, 1862. He was an English mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-1918) and of Eton College (1918-1936). He is best remembered for his ghost stories which are widely regarded as among the finest in English literature. He began writing his ghost stories as an entertainment for his friends; he would read these stories each year at Christmas to his colleagues at King's College. The earliest of these tales include Canon Alberic's Scrap-book and Lost Hearts, both of which were later collected in his first anthology of supernatural fiction, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904). Perhaps his single greatest story is the profoundly disturbing Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad (1904). He died on June 12, 1936.

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