Part I: 1. What is a dialogue Gospel? Defining a genre; 2. Why write a dialogue Gospel? Themes from the New Testament; Part II: 3. The narrative frame of the 'Gospel of Mary'; 4. The cosmos and its undoing: the cosmic eschatology of the 'Gospel of Mary'; 5. The journey of the soul: the individual; Conclusion; Appendix 1. The 'Gospel of Mary': Coptic and Greek MSS; Appendix 2. The 'Gospel of Mary': text and translations; Appendix 3. The Gospel of Mary: synopses of the Greek and Coptic MSS.
Focusing on dialogue gospels and the 'Gospel of Mary', this book highlights the complexity and diversity of early Christian literature.
Sarah Parkhouse is a research fellow at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. She is co-editor of Connecting Gospels (2018) and is interested in bringing New Testament texts into conversation with other early Christian literature.