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
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.