The Acts of John
Series: Early Christian Apocrypha, vol. 6
Richard I. Pervo with Julian V. Hills
When and where was the Acts of John composed, by whom, for whom, and why? Using his vibrant Scholars Version translation, Pervo introduces the text of the Acts of John, identifies its sources, investigates early witnesses, and illuminates the motivations of its author. Includes the text, notes, and cross-references.
The Early Christian Apocrypha series features fresh new translations of major apocryphal texts that survive from the early period of the Christian church. These non-canonical writings are crucial for determining the complex history of Christian origins. Each translation is accompanied by appendices, textual notes, translation notes, cross references and index. An extensive introduction also sets out the challenge of recovering and reconstructing the original text.
Richard I. Pervo earned a Th.D. at Harvard University and taught religion at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. A specialist in Luke-Acts, he is the author of many books including The Gospel of Luke (Scholars Bible, 2014), The Mystery of Acts (2008), and Dating Acts: Between the Evangelists and the Apologists (2006).
Julian V. Hills (Th.D. Harvard University) is Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He specializes in New Testament studies, especially in the Gospel of John and the Johannine traditions in the first three centuries. A recipient of the 1999 Père Marquette faculty teaching award, Dr. Hills is the Early Christian Apocrypha series editor.