Twenty-Five Agrapha, or Extra-Canonical Sayings of Our Lord (Classic Reprint)

Twenty-Five Agrapha, or Extra-Canonical Sayings of Our Lord (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Twenty-Five Agrapha, or Extra-Canonical Sayings of Our Lord But at least from the latter part of the eigh teenth century, the term agrapha (dyparpa) has been applied by theologians to extra-canonical utterances or writings, and bears the sense of unscriptural, or uncanonical, rather than unwritten, or traditional. There is obviously a distinction between the appli cation Of the term to St. Basil's unwritten customs, such as trine immersion in Holy Baptism, and the use of the Sign of the Cross, and its employment as descriptive of Sayings which, if not actually scriptural, rest on early literary authority. This later limitation or adaptation, however convenient, is not strictly correct. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243266995
  • 9780243266999