FROM THE WORLD OF THE FIRST CHRISTIANS
| (256 pages, 17.5X12 cm.)
Apocryphal Tales recounts and presents various neglected,
suppressed, strange or simply bewildering tales relating to the age
of early Christianity. In writing these essays, Dimitris Kyrtatas makes
frequent use of the so-called apocryphal gospels, acts and revelations.
Much of his evidence, however, is taken also from the official body
of Christian scripture, from works by the Church Fathers and, above
all, the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius. Yet even when this information
is gleaned from official sources, the tales he presents us with tend
to be those that have escaped the eye of scholarly attention.