Monday, May 10, 2004

Review of Lapham on the NT Apocrypha

There's a lively review in the most recent Church Times of the following:

Fred Lapham, An Introduction to the New Testament Apocrypha (London & New York: T & T Clark, 2003)
Review by Leslie Houlden
But in one case the editor’s campaign has already had a resounding victory, in every school and church in the land. Sydney Carter’s hymn “The Lord of the Dance” had its origin in the Acts of John, from the mid-second century, where Jesus is depicted, just before his Passion, standing in the midst of his disciples and bidding them join hands and dance with him.

Now, none of the canonical writers thought of that, did they; and is it not wonderful?
Yes; and I didn't know that.

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