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Re: Apochrypha
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1966  Friday, 12 November 1999.

[1]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Nov 1999 13:25:42 -0000
        Subj:   Burning the Apochrypha ...

[2]     From:   Mike Jensen <
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        Date:   Thursday, 11 Nov 1999 09:13:48 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1948 Apocryphal Gospels


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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Nov 1999 13:25:42 -0000
Subject:        Burning the Apochrypha ...

A link from the threated American U site leads ultimately to online
texts of the Old and New Testament Apochrypha:

http://wesley.nnc.edu/noncanon.htm

Serendipity?

Robin Hamilton

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From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Thursday, 11 Nov 1999 09:13:48 -0800
Subject: 10.1948 Apocryphal Gospels
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1948 Apocryphal Gospels

John Velz, you wrote a very interesting post about Gnostic literature
and it's influence on English Medieval plays.  One line was:

> Late fourteenth- and fifteenth-century literature is a good place to
> look for vestiges of the apocryphal gospels.

Silly me, I was under the impression that only a very few fragments were
known at this time, and their ties to that ancient sect were not
understood.  In fact, Robin Hamilton and I discussed this a bit off
list.  Perhaps I misunderstood you, or I have a false impression about
what was known in Medieval times.  (If I do, it is not fault of
Robin's.)

You seem aware of specific influences.  Have you a source listing the
Gnostic or similar writings know in this era?  I'm sure Robin would join
me in being very curious about what was known generally, and what was
known to authors of the Mystery Cycles in particular.  I'd appreciate
any leads.

Best,
Mike Jensen
 

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