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The Discourse of Prayer in the Major Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles

Houghton, H.A.G. (2004) The Discourse of Prayer in the Major Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles. Apocrypha, 15. pp. 171-200. ISSN 1155-3316

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Identification Number/DOI: 10.1484/J.APOCRA.2.300052

This article presents a linguistic analysis of the prayers in the five major Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles. In the first part, the prayers are described in terms of form and structural elements. The second part offers a comparison with direct speech in the same works and Christian prayers and Greek prayers from other sources. The results suggest that this relatively uncharacterised discourse, closer to colloquial speech than any religious model, offers an authentic example of early Christian prayer.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2004 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Historical Studies
Department:Department of Theology and Religion
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Published online by Brepols on Wednesday, October 01, 2008.

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Subjects:PA Classical philology
BR Christianity
P Philology. Linguistics
Institution:University of Birmingham, Department of Theology and Religion, Centre for Editing Texts in Religion
Copyright Holders:H.A.G. Houghton, Brepols Publishers
ID Code:214
Refereed:YES
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