Leaving the Traditions of the Fathers: Perspectives on Conversion from a Christianity That Did Not Survive

The Complexity of Conversion - Intersectional Perspectives on Religious Change in Antiquity and Beyond - Valérie Nicolet

Kristine Toft Rosland [+-]
University of South-Eastern Norway / University of Oslo
Kristine Toft Rosland is assistant professor of Christianity, Religion, Philosophies of life and Ethics (KRLE) at the University of South-Eastern Norway and a PhD candidate at the faculty of theology at the University of Oslo. Her ongoing PhD project “Reading the Apocryphon of John in its Manuscript Context” is influenced by perspectives from New Philology and it explores the Apocryphon of John through the lens of the monastic hypothesis of the Nag Hammadi codices.

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This chapter discusses how the late antique revelatory dialogue The Apocryphon of John–representing a form of Christianity rejected by the heresiologists–may have helped converts make sense of their experiences of changing religious allegiance through its engagement with the themes of humanity’s heavenly origin and struggles with evil forces.

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Rosland, Kristine. Leaving the Traditions of the Fathers: Perspectives on Conversion from a Christianity That Did Not Survive. The Complexity of Conversion - Intersectional Perspectives on Religious Change in Antiquity and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2020. ISBN 9781781795736. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=32029. Date accessed: 16 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.32029. Oct 2020

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