Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Apocryphal Acts of Peter: Magic, Miracles and Gnosticism (Studies on Early Christian Apocrypha) [Paperback]

By Jan N. Bremmer (Editor)
Our Price $ 35.70  
Retail Value $ 51.00  
You Save $ 15.30  (30%)  
Item Number 188586  
Buy New $35.70
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Apocryphal Acts of Peter: Magic, Miracles and Gnosticism (Studies on Early Christian Apocrypha) by Jan N. Bremmer...

This is the first modern collection of studies on the most important aspects of the Acts of Peter, the source of the famous novel Quo Vadis ? by Henry Sienkiewicz. The collection of essays discusses many aspects of the Acts of Peter: its relationship with the Acts of John and the Acts of Paul, but also important themes such as the fascinating figure of Simon the Magician, Agrippa and his concubines. It looks at the nature of the theos aner, the role of women, the place of magic, the performance of miracles, the famous death of Peter upside-down, the regulae fidei and other early credal formulations. Finally it discusses the transmission and Latinity of the Acts, and the date and place of its publication (Peeters 1998)

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Peeters Publishers
Pages   213
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1998
Publisher   Peeters
ISBN  9042900199  
ISBN13  9789042900196  

Availability  0 units.

More About Jan N. Bremmer

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jan N. Bremmer (Ph.D. 1979) is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Groningen. He has published extensively on Greek, Roman, Early Christian and contemporary religion, including Greek Religion (1994) and The Rise and Fall of the Afterlife (2002).

Jan N. Bremmer has an academic affiliation as follows - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands University of Groningen U.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > Religious Studies
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity

Reviews - What do customers think about The Apocryphal Acts of Peter: Magic, Miracles and Gnosticism (Studies on Early Christian Apocrypha)?

not much help  Dec 9, 2009
There is not much out there on this subject, which makes this book is a disappointment. It is a collection of essays, including many written by Hungarian scholars and translated into English. In some cases, the English translation appears rough and hurried, and one gets the sense the original essayist's meaning is somewhat obscured. One chapter is written entirely in French. This is a handsome volume, and nicely laid out, and it does supply a need for a work on the apocryphal acts of Peter; but as to content there is much here that is obscure and forgettable. Not counting the chapter in French and the index, this is a 191-page paperback which offers little help at an enormous price.

Write your own review about The Apocryphal Acts of Peter: Magic, Miracles and Gnosticism (Studies on Early Christian Apocrypha)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Apocryphal Acts of Peter: Magic, Miracles and Gnosticism (Studies on Early Christian Apocrypha)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy