Jeremy W. Barrier

The Acts of Paul and Thecla

A Critical Introduction and Commentary

[Die Taten des Paulus und der Thekla. Kritische Einführung und Kommentar.]

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Jeremy W. Barrier provides a thorough introduction and commentary to a second century Christian apocryphal writing entitled the Acts of Paul and Thecla. Next to an extensive introduction the book provides original Greek texts with English translation for the reader followed by commentary and textual notes.
Sometime in the second century, an early Christian text began to circulate called the Acts of Paul and Thecla. Since then, the tale of the apostle Paul, along with his strong heroine co-worker named Thecla, has received much attention as an independent source of information about earliest Christianity for what it might tell us about the role of women in ministry and the relationship women may have had to Paul in his missionary activities. In this volume, Jeremy W. Barrier provides a critical introduction and commentary on the Acts of Paul and Thecla, to serve as a user-friendly starting point for anyone interested in entering into the many discussions and academic writings surrounding the Acts of Paul and Thecla. Apart from a critical text with English translation, followed by textual notes and general comments, the author also offers an extensive introduction to the text.

Jeremy W. Barrier Born 1979; BA in Mathematics and Natural Science; MA in New Testament from Freed-Hardeman University; 2008 PhD from Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University; Assistant Professor in Biblical Literature at Heritage Christian University, Florence, AL.


The following reviews are known:

In: Mayeutica — 35 (2009), S. 421–422 (Miguel Flores Colin)
In: Theological Book Review — 22 (2010), S. 37 (Benjamin Sutton)
In: Concilium — 2009, S. 1009
In: The Expository Times — 121 (2010), S. 409 (Paul Foster)
In: Journal for the Study of the New Testament (JSNT) — 32.5 (2010), S. 131 (Andrew Gregory)
In: Catholic Biblical Quarterly — 72 (2010), S. 822–823 (Richard I. Pervo)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 54 (2010), S. 407
In: International Review of Biblical Studies — 56 (2009/10), 1242