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Table of Contents for
Flora Tells a Story: The Apocalypse of Paul and its Contexts edited by Michael Kaler

Acknowledgements

Introduction

The Text

English Translation of the Apocalypse of Paul (NHC V,2)

Flora Tells a Story: A Fictional Account of the Creation of the Apocalypse of Paul

Introduction

The Story

Section One: “The Apocalypse of Paul is a text...”

Presentation of the Manuscript, Editio Princeps, and Translations/Editions

History of Research

Section Two: “written in the late 2nd or early 3rd century by a gnostic (possibly Valentinian) author...”

Introduction

Patristic References to the Apocalypse of Paul

Similarities between Adv. Haer. II, 30.7 and the Apocalypse of Paul

Ramifications of This Conclusion

Is It Gnostic? Is It Valentinian?

Conclusion

Section Three: “showing the apostle Paul...”

Introduction

Towards an Expanded Definition of Paulinism

Koschorke, and the Importance of Supplementing Koschorke

The Figure of Paul in the Apocalypse of Paul

The Apocalyptic Paul

Conclusion to This Section

Section Four: “as an apocalyptic hero...”

Introduction

Apocalypse/ Apocalyptic/ Apocalypticism

The Apocalypses

Characteristics of the Apocalyptic Genre

The Apocalypse of Adam

The Apocalypse of Paul

Other Examples

Francis Cairns

Alistair Fowler

Conclusions

Rhetorical Strategy/Authority

A Transposition of Heavens?

The Place of the Apocalypse of Paul in the Apocalyptic Literary Tradition

Conclusion

Section Five: “...in order to authoritatively present a gnostic understanding of the cosmos and the Pauline writings.”

Introduction

The Story

The Author’s Use of Her Sources

Christian Initiation

Ecclesiology

Conclusion

General Conclusion

Works Consulted

Indexes

People (Ancient or Mythical) and Ancient Groups

People: Modern

Ancient Books: Hebrew Bible/New Testament

Other Ancient Writings

Ancient Places