Izydorczyk. The Medieval Gospel of Nicodemus : texts, intertexts, and contexts in Western Europe. 1997.

The Medieval Gospel of Nicodemus :
texts, intertexts, and contexts in Western Europe

Author: Izydorczyk, Zbigniew S., 1956-
Published: 1997
Topics: Gospel of Nicodemus
Publisher Tempe, Ariz. : Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies
Pages: 604
Possible copyright status: Permission Granted to Digitize Item
Language: English
Call number: 0866981985
Digitizing sponsor: University of Toronto
Book contributor: MRTS Online
Collection: IterProject; toronto

At least twice in its fifteen hundred years of history the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus (GN) has been a victim of its own success. First, at the close of the Middle Ages, its popularity and prestige attracted the censure of church reformers striving to rid Christian religion of fancy and superstition. Then, half a millennium later, the daunting multiplicity of its medieval versions and manuscripts, extant in most European languages, discouraged comprehensive, crosslinguistic studies of its literary career in Western Europe. Although the past century has shed much light on individual vernacular strands of the apocryphon’s tradition, it has produced no broadly based overview of the GN in all its textual, literary, and linguistic forms. The only generally available survey of its Western vernacular translations, adaptations, and influence remains Richard Wülcker’s 1872 essay Das Evangelium Nicodemi in der abendländischen Literatur. Although it has served well generations of scholars, this essay is by now sadly out of date: its factual information is fragmentary, its bibliographical references are outdated and unreliable, and its treatment of various intertextual relationships rarely goes beyond the superficial. Based on second- and third-hand information, it often frustrates modern expectations of thoroughness and exactitude. That it continues to be used, however, demonstrates a clear need for a guide to the apocryphon’s textual forms, intertextual relationships, and contextual variety in Western Europe.
In response to that need, the present volume brings together a series of essays documenting and exploring the presence of the GN in Western literary traditions of the Middle Ages. The essays cover a vast territory, both thematically and linguistically, for networks of the apocryphon’s translations, adaptations, thematic borrowings, and allusions extended to most Romance, Germanic, and Celtic vernaculars. Accordingly, the medieval languages surveyed here include Latin, French, Catalan, Occitan, and Italian; English, High German, Dutch, Low German, and Norse; and Irish, Welsh, and Cornish.
The polyglot nature and vast scope of this undertaking have dictated its collaborative format. The essays collected here, all but two commissioned for this volume, have been written by scholars specializing in different linguistic and literary traditions. Some have been actively involved in the editing of medieval recensions of the apocryphon, others have pursued textual or critical issues arising from it, still others have been attracted to it through the study of works it inspired or influenced. This diversity of scholarly backgrounds and critical interests of the contributors accounts for the diversity of theoretical perspectives on and practical approaches to the apocryphon in the present volume. However, the substance and character of each essay are determined not solely by the author’s critical ideology but also, and perhaps more fundamentally, by the extent of the GN‘s presence in a particular linguistic tradition and the current state of scholarship on it.

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Bonnet. Acta Philippi et Acta Thomae accedunt Acta Barnabae. 1903.

Acta Philippi et Acta Thomae accedunt Acta Barnabae

 (1903)

Author: Bonnet, Max, 1841-1917
Publisher: Lipsiae, apud Hermannum Mendelssohn
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: Ancient Greek
Call number: AFE-9683
Digitizing sponsor: University of Toronto
Book contributor: Robarts – University of Toronto
Collection: robarts; toronto

Bonnet. Acta Philippi et Acta Thomae accedunt Acta Barnabae. 1903.

Amann. Le Protévangile de Jacques et ses remaniements latins. 1910.

Le Protévangile de Jacques

et ses remaniements latins;

(1910)

Author: Amann, Emile, 1880-1948
Publisher: Paris: Letouzey et Ané
Language: French; Ancient Greek; Latin
Call number: AKI-5014
Digitizing sponsor: University of Ottawa
Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto
Collection: kellylibrary; toronto

Le Protévangile de Jacques occupe une place à part parmi les Apocryphes du Nouveau Testament. Il est, sans contredit, l’un des plus anciens; et, grâce à son respect scrupuleux de l’orthodoxie, il a mérité d’exercer une grande influence aussi bien dans l’Eglise latine que dans les Églises orientales. Les légendes vénérables qu’il a mises en circulation, et qui forment la source presque unique de toutes les vies de la Vierge, se sont incorporées, plus ou moins rapidement suivant les pays, à l’enseignement ordinaire des docteurs. Il ne peut pas être indifférent à un théologien d’aujourd’hui de constater la grande place que la Vierge a tenue dès le IIe siècle dans la pieté populaire, de suivre pas à pas dans les textes les transformations progressives des concepts primitifs, de voir la dévotion à l’endroit de la Mère de Dieu se faire, avec les siècles, plus délicate et plus tendre. C’est ce que nous avons essayé de montrer, soit dans l’introduction, soit dans le commentaire, et nous avons pensé que le meilleur moyen d’y aboutir était de mettre sous les yeux du lecteur le plus grand nombre possible de textes.

Amann. Le Protévangile de Jacques et ses remaniements latins. 1910.

Tisserant. Ascension d’Isaie : traduction de la version éthiopienne, avec les principales variantes des versions grecque, latines et slave. 1909.

Ascension d’Isaie :

traduction de la version éthiopienne,

avec les principales variantes

des versions grecque, latines et slave

(1909)

Author: Tisserant, Eugène, 1884-1972
Publisher: Paris : Letouzey et Ané
Language: French; Ethiopic
Call number: AXH-9129
Digitizing sponsor: University of Ottawa
Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto
Collection: kellylibrary; toronto

L’Ascension d’Isaïe a été composée aux premiers temps du christianisme, son origine est à la fois juive et chrétienne : elle présente, de ce chef, un grand intérêt. Bien que traduite deux fois en français, pour le Dictionnaire des apocryphes de Migne et plus récemment par Basset, elle est rarement citée par nos compatriotes. Cette traduction a pour but de la vulgariser ; les historiens des origines chrétiennes y trouveront, j’imagine, plus d’une donnée intéressante sur le martyre de saint Pierre, l’Église, l’attente des derniers jours, les doctrines de l’Incarnation et de la Trinité.
Nous n’avions pas à faire une oeuvre originale : Dillmann et Charles ont donné d’excellentes éditions de la version éthiopienne, ils ont utilisé tous les textes connus de l´Ascension. Les notes de ces auteurs ont passé en majeure partie dans les annotations que nous avons faites nombreuses au bas des pages. Pour leur rendre justice, il faudrait bien souvent reproduire leurs noms.

Tisserant. Ascension d’Isaie : traduction de la version éthiopienne, avec les principales variantes des ver…

Documents. CSCO at Internet Archive.

In the last months, the Internet Archive service has been adding spared items from the CSCO.

They belong to different series, and do not have -at the present- a serial order.

The PLGO Community has worked in the creation of a collection, where the available items will be added as they appear or be released.

Thanks to P. Stefan Zara, to Claudiu B. Razvan, and Philipos, who was working in the recollection of these items.

Francisco Arriaga.


Commentary. The early Church Fathers, most of whom were fanatics with an axe to grind…

El día de ayer comencé la lectura de un librito cuyo título es por demás atractivo: The Gnostics. The first Christian heretics.

Escrito por Sean Matin, este libro ofrece una visión más o menos bien documentada sobre el gnosticismo, sin preocuparse en demasía por los aspectos más áridos de su tema, y en cambio, sí resaltando los elementos más sórdidos, y que debieran tratarse con un mínimo de cuidado.

Apenas en las primeras páginas, el polemista enconado hace su aparición, en un párrafo por demás cuestionable:

Despite the writings of the early Church Fathers, most of whom were fanatics with an axe to grind, the term ‘Gnostic’ was not universally used by Gnostic teachers such as Valentinus and Marcion, who usually simply referred to themselves as Christians, nor by Church apologists such as Tertullian and Irenaeus, who often called them simply ‘heretics’. The problem is further compounded by the fact that the Gnostics themselves were comprised of diverse groups which did not have a uniform set of beliefs; indeed, diversity is one of the hallmarks of Gnosticism. Furthermore, not all Gnostics were Christian – some were Jews, some Pagan.
Modern scholarship is divided over what is actually meant by the term ‘Gnosticism’. In 1966, a colloquium of scholars met at Messina in Italy to establish exactly what is meant by Gnosticism and gnosis. They concluded that Gnosticism refers to the religious systems developed in the early centuries of the Common Era, while gnosis is the attaining of knowledge. One could therefore have gnosis, but not be a Gnostic. (For the present book, we will try to adhere to the Messina definitions.) The political theorist Eric Voegelin further muddied the waters when he attempted to define Gnosticism as being derived from a general feeling of alienation and disconnectedness with society. As a result, he detected Gnosticism in Marxism, Communism and Nazism, all of which, according to Voegelin, were movements which wanted to bring about apocalypse (he dubbed it ‘immanentising the eschaton’).
Gnostic tendencies have since been spotted in a wide variety of writers, thinkers, political and spiritual movements, and also across the spectrum of popular culture, from Hollywood movies to computer games and comics. This bewilderingly diverse group includes the likes of not only Jung, but also William Blake, Goethe, Herman Melville, Albert Camus, Hegel, Nietzsche, WB Yeats, Franz Kafka, Existentialists, all manner of Theosophists, Jack Kerouac, Philip K Dick, computer games such as the Xenosaga series, comics such as Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Alan Moore’s Promethea and movies such as The Truman Show and the Matrix trilogy.

Martin, The Gnostics. The first Christian Heretics, pp. 15-17.  2006.

Dejando de lado ese tono sensacionalista, ávido de publicidad y reconocimiento, hay un punto a favor que este libro tiene de manera indudable: obliga al lector a repensar por completo su visión de la Iglesia, y en cuanto tal, ofrece la posibilidad de indicar un sendero de estudio e investigación por demás válido, que quienquiera que esté interesado en el tema podrá sortear, tomando sus propios riesgos y obteniendo también sus propias conclusiones.

La visión panorámica -si bien afectada por ese afán de polémica- de la Historia de la Iglesia de los primeros tiempos, resalta de una manera práctica y también continua los altibajos que adolece dicho periodo histórico. Y sin dudar en llamar a Pablo ‘verdadero fundador del cristianismo’ o al mismo Pablo ‘el primer hereje cristiano’, el autor también repasa los testimonios más importantes sobre el tema, en este libro de divulgación que involuntariamente resulta estar muy bien formado, aunque la argumentación general no se atreve a sacar las últimas conclusiones de semejantes tramas.

Un libro por demás interesante, que puede leerse como una curiosidad, y de la que, escudriñando atentamente, puede obtenerse y sin duda alguna, un gran provecho.

México, Frontera Norte. 9 de Noviembre de 2011.

Grapow, Bonwetsch, Bauernfeind, Harnack, Loofs. Der Benanbrief – Die Bücher der Geheimnisse Henochs – Der Römerbrieftext des Origenes – Neue Studien zu Marcion – Paulus von Samosata. 1921-1924.

TEXTE UND UNTERSUCHUNGEN

ZUR GESCHICHTE DER ALTCHRISTLICHEN LITERATUR

ARCHIV FÜR DIE VON DER KIRCHENVÄTER-COMMISION
DER PREUSSISCHEN AKADEMIE DER WISSENCHAFTEN UNTERNOMMENE
AUSGABE DER ÄLTEREN CHRISTLICHEN SCHRIFTSTELLER
HERAUSGEGEBEN VON
ADOLF VON HARNACK UND CARL SCHMIDT

The book binds the next works:

—Pag. 5 [of the .pdf document]:
DER BENANBRIEF
EINE MODERNE LEBEN-JESU-FÄLSCHUNG

DES
HERRN ERNST EDLER VON DER PLANITZ
AUFGEDECKT VON
D. DR. CARL SCHMIDT
PROFESSOR DER THEOLOGIE AN DER UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
UNTER MITARBEIT
VON
DR. HERMANN GRAPOW
1921

—Pag. 105:
DIE
BÜCHER DER GEHEIMNISSE HENOCHS

DAS SOGENANNTE SLAVISCHE HENOCHBUCH
HERAUSGEGEBEN
VON
G. NATHANAEL BONWETSCH
1922

—Pag. 249:
DER
RÖMERBRIEFTEXT DES ORIGENES
NACH DEM CODEX VON DER GOLTZ

(COD. 184 B 64 DES ATHOSKLOSTERS LAWRA)
UNTERSUCHT UND HERAUSGEGEBEN
VON
LIC. OTTO BAUERNFEIND
PRIVATDOZENT DER THEOLOGIE IN GREIFSWALD
1923

—Pag. 377:
NEUE
STUDIEN ZU MARCION

VON
ADOLF VON HARNACK
1923

—Pag. 415
PAULUS VON SAMOSATA
EINE UNTERSUCHUNG ZUR
ALTKIRCHLICHEN LITERATUR- UND DOGMENGESCHICHTE
VON
FRIEDRICH LOOFS
PROFESSOR IN HALLE
1924

A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism

C: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism is an electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts. Articles on any aspect of the textual criticism of the Jewish and Christian scriptures (including extracanonical and related literature) are welcome, and contributions that transcend the traditional boundary between textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament textual criticism are especially encouraged. We would also like to see articles that discuss the relationship between textual criticism and other disciplines.

TC publishes standard scholarly articles (both full-length articles and shorter notes are equally welcome), project reports, and book reviews. In addition, as it develops, the TC home page will provide links to additional resources of interest to biblical textual critics, including text-critical projects, original language texts, interactive interfaces to provide information about sigla used in different editions, and links to other sites of interest.

TC 1 (1996),

TC 2 (1997),

TC 3 (1998),

TC 4 (1999),

TC 5 (2000),

TC 6 (2001),

TC 7 (2002),

TC 8 (2003),

TC 9-10 (2004-2005),

TC 11 (2006),

TC 12 (2007),

TC 13 (2008),

TC 14 (2009).

Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism

The interdisciplinary seminar on the Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism is designed as the internet version of an ongoing research seminar of graduate students at the department of theology of Marquette University (Milwaukee, USA). The seminar is directed by Alexander Golitzin, a professor of eastern Christian theology (Marquette University) and Andrei Orlov, an assistant professor of Christian Origins (Marquette University).

The internet version of the seminar was constituted on April 17, 2002. It is a regular text seminar consisting of scholars and graduate students of ancient languages, systematic theology, philosophy, patristics, biblical exegesis, and Judaism.

This project seeks to provide a forum for electronically mediated scholarly discussion about Jewish mystical traditions in the eastern Christian texts.

It has a rich bibliography with electronic resources.

Fr. Stefan

Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller (GCS) Gesamtbestand: some notices

The IA project has added some volumes of he GCS in the last days.

Our last notice about this series was published here.

The list with the volumes [some previously registered] includes the next:

[texts] Werke. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 43) – Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
Includes bibliographical references
Keywords: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337; Christian literature, Early — Greek authors
Downloads: 184
[texts] Origenes Werke. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 03) – Origen
Vols. 12- : Hrsg. im Auftrage der Kommission für spätantike Religionsgeschichte
Keywords: Theology
[texts] Clemens Alexandrinus. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 1) – Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, ca. 150-ca. 215
1. Bd. Protrepticus und Paedagogus. 1905.–2. Bd. Stromata, Buch I-VI. 1906.–3. Bd. Stromata, Buch VII-VIII. Excerpta ex Theodoto. Eclogae propheticae. Quis dives salvetur. Fragmente. 1909.–4. Bd. Register. 1936
Keywords: Theology — Collected works Early church
Downloads: 368
[texts] Clemens Alexandrinus. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 04) – Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, ca. 150-ca. 215
1. Bd. Protrepticus und Paedagogus. 1905.–2. Bd. Stromata, Buch I-VI. 1906.–3. Bd. Stromata, Buch VII-VIII. Excerpta ex Theodoto. Eclogae propheticae. Quis dives salvetur. Fragmente. 1909.–4. Bd. Register. 1936
Keywords: Theology — Collected works Early church
Downloads: 115
[texts] Clemens Alexandrinus. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 17) – Clement, of Alexandria, Saint, ca. 150-ca. 215
1. Bd. Protrepticus und Paedagogus. 1905.–2. Bd. Stromata, Buch I-VI. 1906.–3. Bd. Stromata, Buch VII-VIII. Excerpta ex Theodoto. Eclogae propheticae. Quis dives salvetur. Fragmente. 1909.–4. Bd. Register. 1936
Keywords: Theology — Collected works Early church
Downloads: 131
[texts] Werke. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 2, Pt. 3) – Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
Includes bibliographical references
Keywords: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337; Christian literature, Early — Greek authors
Downloads: 118
[texts] Werke. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 2 pt 3) – Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
Includes bibliographical references
Keywords: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337; Christian literature, Early — Greek authors
Downloads: 164
[texts] Werke. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 1) – Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
Includes bibliographical references
Keywords: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337; Christian literature, Early — Greek authors
Downloads: 162
[texts] Werke. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 2) – Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea, ca. 260-ca. 340
Includes bibliographical references
Keywords: Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, d. 337; Christian literature, Early — Greek authors
Downloads: 291
[texts] Die Oracula Sibyllina. Bearb. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von Joh. Geffcken – Geffcken, Johannes, 1861-1935
26
Downloads: 156
[texts] Kirchengeschichte. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Köngl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von Léon Parmentier – Theodoret, Bishop of Cyrrhus
26
Keywords: Church history — Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Downloads: 156
[texts] Koptisch-gnostische Schriften. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften – Schmidt, Carl, 1868-1938
26
Keywords: Gnosticism; Coptic literature — Translations
Downloads: 270
[texts] Acta Archelai. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von Charles Henry Beeson – Hegemonius
Latin translation – known as Acta Archelai – of a Greek work by Hegemonius which purports to be a relation by one Archelaus, Bishop of Caschara in Mesopotamia, of a disputation between himself and Mani, the founder of Manichaeism. The fragments of the original are included
Keywords: Manichaeism
[texts] Das Buch Henoch. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von Joh. Flemming und L. Radermacher – Flemming, Johannes Paul Gotthilf, 1859-1914
26
Downloads: 96
[texts] Gelasius Kirchengeschichte, hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, auf Grund der nachgelassenen Papiere von Gerhard Loeschcke, durch Margret Heinemann – Gelasius of Cyzicus, fl. ca. 475
26 28
Keywords: Church history — Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Downloads: 146
[texts] Gelasius Kirchengeschichte, hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, auf Grund der nachgelassenen Papiere von Gerhard Loeschcke, durch Margret Heinemann (Volume 28) – Gelasius of Cyzicus, fl. ca. 475
26 28
Keywords: Church history — Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Downloads: 138
[texts] Kirchengeschichte, mit dem Leben des Lucian von Antiochien und den Fragmenten eines Arianischen Historiographen, hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Volume 21) – Philostorgius
26 27 28
Keywords: Lucianus, Saint, d. 312; Church history — Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Downloads: 174
[texts] Der Dialog des Adamantius. Peri ts eis Theon orths pistes. Hrsg. im Auftrage der KirchenväterCommission der Königl. Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften von W.H. van de Sande Bakhuyzen – Origen
Original Greek text and Latin translation by Rufinus on opposite pages; editorial matter in German

The next days the ordered list with volumes inside GB and/or IA must be updated.

Regards.

Greg.