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The Apocryphal Acts of Paul, Peter, John, Andrew and Thomas

Bernhard Pick

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The full title of this book is, The Apocryphal Acts of Paul, Peter, John, Andrew and Thomas, published in 1909. As early as the second century, numerous legends concerning the fates of the Christian apostles were in circulation. These Acts, widely regarded as originating circa 150 CE, are among the earliest accounts still in existence of the lives, preaching and martyrdoms of the apostles Paul, Peter, John, Andrew and Thomas. They are written in a fantastic and romantic style, and although they were influential in later Christian conceptions of these apostles, they are historically worthless as biographies. They do, however, reflect many of the beliefs of earliest, pre-Nicene Christianity. Bernhard Pick translated the most complete versions of the Apocryphal Acts available to him in 1909. Although more complete manuscripts of these Acts have since been discovered, Pick was sometimes working with incomplete texts. Several large lacunae, or gaps in the text, are present in Pick’s translation, and this Librivox recording has attempted to make these lacunae obvious without being intrusive. The Acts of Andrew, in particular, is fragmentary. Also included in this recording are Bernhard Pick’s introductions to each Acts, which reflect the state of scholarly opinion at the time of publication. (summary by JoeD)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:56