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History of Christ in Apocryphal Gospels & Related Writings

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History of Christ in Apocryphal Gospels & Related Writings

Postby Hunter » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:39 am

The contents of this book can be safely read or downloaded from the link provided below.

The Apocryphal Gospels and other documents relating to the history of Christ(1867)

Author: Cowper, B. Harris (Benjamin Harris)
Subject: Apocryphal books (New Testament)
Publisher: London ; Edinburgh : Williams and Norgate
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: 435218


Introduction ix
The Gospel of James (commonly called the Proteyangelium) p.1
The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, or of the Infancy of Mary and of Jesus p.27
The Gospel of the Nativity of Mary pg. 84
The History of Joseph the Carpenter pg. 99
The Gospel of Thomas:
(I.) pg. 128
(11.) pg.144
(III.) pg. 152
The Arabic Gospel of the Infancy pg. 170
The Letter of Abgar to Jesus pg. 219
The Letter of Jesus to Abgar pg. 220
25 The Letter of Lentulus pg. 221
Prayer of Jesus, Son of Mary pg. 222
The Story of Veronica pg. 223
The Gospel of Nicodemus, or Acts of Pilate:
(I) pg. 227
(II) pg. 267
Second Part, or,
Descent of Christ to the Underworld pg. 299
The Latin Gospel of Nicodemus, Part I., or. Acts of Pilate pg. 391
The Latin Gospel of Nicodemus, Part II., or, Descent of Christ to
the Underworld pg. 347
The Letter of Pilate to Tiberius pg. 388
The Letters of Herod and Pilate pg. 389
The Epistle of Pilate to Caesar pg. 398
The Report of Pilate the Governor:
(I.) pg. 400
(11.) pg. 405
The Trial and Condemnation of Pilate pg. 410
The Death of Pilate pg. 415
The Story of Joseph of Arimathea pg. 420
The Revenging of the Saviour pg. 432

The Syriac Gospel of the Boyhood of our Lord Jesus pg. 448



Many books are included under the name of Christian Apocrypha, or New Testament Apocrypha, as some
call them. Several of these books are still extant in one language or another, but of the larger part we
only possess fragments, or the mere titles. I would thus describe in a few words the character of the
books in question : They are all spurious ; they all relate to Christ and those who were associated with
him in his earthly career, or to the apostles and their associates ; they all seek to supplement or develop the writings of the New Testament ; and all that we have are of more recent date than any of the
canonical books. The series commenced in the second century at latest, and continued for many centuries. The materials are drawn partly from the New Testament, partly from traditions, and partly from the imagination of their authors. They are of no historical or doctrinal authority, and were never
officially recognised in the Church. On many accounts they deserve nothing but reproach, and that has
been liberally heaped upon them in all ages. ...[end of excerpt]
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