Evangelios apócrifos

Book Information

Serie:Religión 56
ISBN ebook:9788498976205
ISBN papel:9788498166156
Páginas:310
Portada:Manuscript of the Apocryphal Gospel of John
Traductor:Edmundo González-Blanco
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Description

The Evangelios apócrifos (The Apocryphal Gospels) were written in the first centuries of Christianity and relate to stories about Jesus, which contain episodes that were omitted from the canonical texts. They were not accepted by the Catholic Orthodoxy, and among them are the Dead Sea Scrolls and the texts of Nag Hammadi. They were given the name “Gospels” for their qualities which are similar to the four Gospels admitted into the canon of the New Testament. However, many of them do not have an evangelical style. Some of these writings appeared in gnostic communities with the intention of containing hidden words (or “apokryphos” in Greek). And it should be mentioned that the term apocryphal did not indicate falsehood but mystery. These messages, hidden between the discussions and attributed to Christ, were reserved for the people who were initiated into those communities.

 

(Description has been translated into English, Book edition is in Spanish)