TABLE OF AUTHORITIES for APOCICON
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GENERAL HEADINGS (CLICK ON HEADING TO FIND SEARCH TOPICS )
LIFE OF THE VIRGIN (EAST AND WEST)
S. ANDREW and S. MATTHIAS
S. JAMES (Minor; Major)
VERONICA, ABGAR AND THE SUDARIUM (See types of Christ)
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 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.