Liturgies as Plot Devices in Apocryphal Acts

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This paper takes a novel approach to the liturgical material in the Apocryphal Acts of Andrew, John, Paul, Peter, and Thomas, by considering how the liturgical practices of anointing, baptism, Eucharist, and singing of psalms contribute to the plots of the narratives in which they are found. By this analysis, various combinations of anointing, baptism, and Eucharist are found to be used to confirm a character’s conversion to a Christian faith, the Eucharist is used to strengthen the sense of community within a group of Christians, and both the Eucharist and singing of psalms are used to give a character encouragement in a dangerous situation. Thereby, the narratives depict conversion, community, and courage as reasons to participate in Christian liturgical practices.
Titel på värdpublikationWhy We Sing
Undertitel på värdpublikationMusic, Word, and Liturgy in Early Christianity: Essays in Honour of Anders Ekenberg’s 75th Birthday
RedaktörerCarl Johan Berglund, Barbara Crostini, James Kelhoffer
Antal sidor23
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-90-04-52205-3
ISBN (tryckt)978-90-04-52205-3, 978-90-04-52203-9
StatusPublicerad - 17 nov. 2022
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok


NamnVigiliae Christianae Supplements
ISSN (tryckt)0920-623x


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