Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Eschatology and the Saviour
The 'Gospel of Mary' among Early Christian Dialogue Gospels

$29.99 (C)

Part of Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

  • Date Published: October 2020
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108712866

$ 29.99 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • This book focuses on the 'Gospel of Mary' in the context of a broader analysis of early Christian dialogue gospels - a popular literary genre used to present Jesus as conversing with select disciples and answering a series of questions on life, death and the cosmos at the conclusion of his earthly career. Jesus' teachings in these texts can vary greatly, from affirming the resurrection of the flesh to denying it completely. This book highlights the diversity of perspective within this genre, bringing together New Testament, 'gnostic' and (proto-)orthodox texts. Yet each text is based on the premise that it contains new or clarified teaching from the risen or glorified Lord, often in the form of a final revelation concerned with the disciples' eschatological salvation. This book offers a fresh and in-depth analysis of the 'Gospel of Mary' in the context of the dialogue gospel genre, concentrating on the narrative frame, the eschatological teachings, and the relationship between the two.

    • Offers new insights into both New Testament texts and dialogue gospels, highlighting the complexity and diversity of early Christian gospel literature
    • Includes Greek and Coptic text as well as translations, including appendices of translations and comparisons of the manuscripts of the 'Gospel of Mary'
    • Presents in-depth analysis of narrative frame and eschatology of the 'Gospel of Mary'
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108712866
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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
    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.

  • Author

    Sarah Parkhouse, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
    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.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.