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Book: The Complexity of Conversion

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

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.32029


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Kristine Rosland ( - ktrosland) 'University of Oslo'