Whose Acts of Peter?
Text & Historical Context of the Actus Vercellenses

By Matthew C. Baldwin
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2, No. 196
December 2005
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161484088
355 pages, Illustrated, 6” x 9”
$127.50 Paper Original

The author clarifies the place of the ancient Acts of Peter in the history of Christian discourse and shows that its later Latin translation, the Actus Vercellenses, is perhaps best studied as a work in its own right. His book has broad implications for how the apocryphal acts of apostles ought generally to be treated by biblical scholars and historians of early Christianity.

Chapter I: Text and History
Chapter II: History of Scholarship on the Acts of Peter
Chapter III: External Evidence for the Acts of Peter
Chapter IV: Paleography and Latinity of the Act. Verc.
Chapter V: Greek Parallels to the Actus Vercellenses
Chapter VI: The APet of a Late IV Century Scriptor


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