apocryphal


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apocryphal

of or like the Apocrypha
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But they are all in this Apocryphal New Testament, and though they have been ruled out of our modern Bible, it is claimed that they were accepted gospel twelve or fifteen centuries ago, and ranked as high in credit as any.
Having thus rehabilitated the Shepherd, he reminds Adelheid - again alluding to [Pseudo-] Gelasius's qualification of the work as "apocryphal" - that the latter term need not and indeed should not be understood in a derogatory sense.
Its first incarnation had three parts: a list of the authentic books of scripture, a list of recommended readings, and a list of heretical and apocryphal books that the faithful were forbidden to study.
The author makes several apocryphal stories look like historical facts, and he is too anxious to prove that Mazenod was not a plaster saint.
Under these conditions, the strictly religious nature of the plays declined, and they became filled with irrelevancies and apocryphal elements.
Yma Sumac, the singing "Incan princess" and esteemed kitsch goddess, was such a raving simulacrum that an apocryphal myth spontaneously generated about her "origin"--as Amy Camus, a self-styled Jewess from Brooklyn.
There are, however, hundreds of sutras composed after his death and many apocryphal ones composed in China.
They take the four canonical Gospels in turn, look at apocryphal Gospels, then consider such topics as the quest for the historical Jesus, political and ethical interpretations of Jesus, and how christology works: the Gospels in practice.
Other topics include the eschatological world already subjected to the son, Joshua traditions and the christology of Hebrews, Melchizedek without speculation, and hearing early Christian voices in canonical and apocryphal texts.
(Those who hunger for more detailed work are referred to the commentary recommendations on individual books on my website at http://www.geocities.com/ralphklein2001.) Petersen's introduction provides an authoritative inventory on where prophetic research is going today, and the commentaries on Jeremiah-related works (Lamentations by O'Connor and the two apocryphal books by Saldarini) are also well done.
2, Resp.) and various apocryphal treatises alongside Roger Bacon to whom thirty alchemical works are ascribed (36).
(Arab, shiah, " sect " ) Those Muslims who regard Ali as the first rightful Imam or Caliph (rejecting the three Sunni Caliphs), and do not consider the Sunna, or oral law, of any authority, but look upon it as apocryphal. There are numerous Shiite sects, all of them regarded as heretical by the orthodox Sunnites.