Book Review- New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures…Volume 1.


Theology Still Matters

This book review is different than some I have done recently. There are many reasons for this, but the main reason is this volume consists of a collection apocryphal literature. This volume consists of thirty works, many of which are not very well known. The book is edited by scholars Tony Burke and Brent Landau and was published by Eerdmans in December 2016.

Over the past few years there have been many books published that boast to contain the “lost” gospels, and other apocryphal works. Those volumes almost undoubtedly contain the gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Peter, etc. This volume is different as it contains lesser known volumes such as On the Priesthood of Jesus, The Legend of the Thirty Pieces of Silver, and The Epistle of Christ from Heaven.

The work is a good collection, and is recommended for those who have an interest in studying Christian origins…

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