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The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Peter Jeffery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In 1958, Bible scholar Morton Smith announced the discovery of a sensational manuscript—a second-century letter written by St. Clement of Alexandria, who quotes an unknown, longer version of the ... More


To Africa

Edward G. Gray

in The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on John Ledyard's travel to Africa. On June 30, 1788, Ledyard left London for Paris. From there he traveled to Marseilles, crossed the Mediterranean to Alexandria, and then ... More


Ruminating on Paul’s Food in the Second Century

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the second century, the apostle Paul’s legacy was far from settled. This was especially true concerning the meaning of his reference to milk and solid food in 1 Corinthians. In the contentious ... More


“A Discovery of Extraordinary Importance”

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter is concerned with Morton Smith's discovery of St. Clement of Alexandria's letter in the Great Laura of Mar Saba. What makes this an extraordinary find is the inclusion of quotes from the ... More


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