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          TABLE OF AUTHORITIES for APOCICON

                               

          for Apocicon  (Return to Database)


GENERAL HEADINGS (CLICK ON HEADING TO FIND SEARCH TOPICS )  


THE LIFE OF THE VIRGIN           

LIFE OF THE VIRGIN (EAST AND WEST)

TYPES OF CHRIST

THE INFANCY OF CHRIST           

THE CHILDHOOD OF THE CHRIST          

THE MISSION OF CHRIST

THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

DESCENSUS AD INFEROS

THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST           


S. ANDREW  and S. MATTHIAS

S. BARNABAS

S. BARTHOLOMEW

S. JAMES (Minor; Major)

S. JOHN THE BAPTIST

S. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

S. JUDE (THADDEUS)                          

S. MARK

S. MATTHEW  

S. PAUL                                   

S. PETER  

SS. PETER AND PAUL TOGETHER

S. PHILIP

SHEPHERD OF HERMAS

S. THECLA  

S. THOMAS

VERONICA, ABGAR AND THE SUDARIUM (See types of Christ)

XANTHIPPE  


APOCALYPSES  

ADAM'S CONTRACT WITH SATAN (CHEIROGRAPH)

                                             





THE TEXTS:

The pictorial images, especially in the case of those of the apostles, are paralleled by long histories of  hagiography, and, in the case of each apostle, these hagiographies have gone through many recensions.  As it is not our purpose to identify an exact point in a given history of an apostle's "acts" in the church's rhetoric which parallels an image (or, vice versa). The church's artists and patrons did not employ critical editions of the texts.  We refer the user of this database to the widely available editions of the texts themselves and to the discussions of the relationships among these texts in the following works.  


The textual references generally agree with J. K. Elliott, ed. The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Christian Literature in an English Translation based on M. R. James. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1993.  Elliott's versification of      the texts usually corresponds with that of other modern language editions.

The texts associated with certain image-cycles are also found in David R. Cartlidge and J. Keith Elliott, Art and the Christian Apocrypha, London and New York: Routledge, 2001.

Some of the texts are translated in David R. Cartlidge and David L. Dungan, Documents for the Study of the Gospels, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994.


W. Schneemelcher, New Testament Apocrypha (two volumes). Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1991-1993.


For a comprehensive catalogue of the texts and editions of the Christian Apocrypha see M. Geerard, Clavis Apocryphorum Novi Testamenti (Corpus Christianiorum). Turnhout: Brepols, 1992


There will undoubtedly be users of this database who have an argument with our inclusion or

exclusion of some categories of images, or who would take issue with the nomenclature of the Table of Authorities.  We are pleased to entertain your arguments and suggestions.


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