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A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha
Levine, Amy-Jill and Maria†Mayo Robbins, editors

Cleveland: Pilgrim, 2006 pp. xi + 292. $21.00

Series Information
Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings, 11


Description: The eleventh volume in this series examines New Testament Apocryphal texts, including the Acts of Paul and Thecla, the Acts of John, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Peter, the Martyrdom of Perpetua, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Acts of Andrew, the Acts of Thomas, and the Apocalypse of Peter, as well as Joseph and Asenath, the Irish apocrypha, and the Greek novels. In this diverse collection the contributors utilize a variety of approaches to explore topics such as the construction of Christian identity, the Christian martyr, heterodoxy and orthodoxy, conjugal ethics and apostolic homewreckers, trials and temptations, the rhetoric of the body, asceticism, and eroticism.

Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches

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Review by James Elliott
Published 2/10/2008
Citation: J. K. Elliott, review of Amy-Jill Levine, ed., with Maria Mayo Robbins, A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


Review by Heike Omerzu
Published 6/28/2008
Citation: Heike Omerzu, review of Amy-Jill Levine, ed., with Maria Mayo Robbins, A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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