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John, Acts of
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The Council of Nicea in 787 rejected the Acts ofJohn as heretical. Only fragments have survived, but the content of the book can be reconstructed in its essentials: structurally similar to the other early apocryphal acts of the apostles, it recounts John's journeys through the cities of Asia, clearly assigned to him as his mission field. As he travels, he performs numerous miraculous cures, raises the dead, and provides other demonstrations of God's power. The work ends with his nonviolent death. The author strings together indiv…

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Plümacher, Eckhard, “John, Acts of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10937>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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