This book describes a personal tour that peter is given of the realms of the blessed and of the damned. The one i’ve dealt with the most in the past is a book called the apocalypse of peter.
The apocalypse of peter is the earliest christian reference to the afterlife, describing in vivid detail the paradise of heaven and the torments of hell.
Apocalypse of peter hell. The apocalypse of peter is best known for its lurid descriptions of the punishments of hell. Peter's apocalypse describes in detail the tortures which sinners will experience in hell, contrasting these with the glorious life of saints in heaven. The longer ethiopic version also contains a description of christ's second coming and the last judgment, as well as a prayer of jesus indicating that even the souls in hell will eventually be.
The apocalypse of peter did not make it into the canon, but it was highly respected in some quarters of the early church. It describes in great detail the punishment inflicted in hell for each sin and the pleasures in heaven for each virtue. Apocalypse of peter at early christian writings.
Apocrypha in the catholic encyclopedia. Most readers are familiar with the idea of a tour of heaven and hell from dante’s divine comedy. Apocalypse of peter (egypt, ~135 ce).
Ily on the apocalypse of peter, and her book is a model as to how patristics and classics can be combined. It may even predate the canonical apocalypse (revelation) of john. 90), it is part of the gospel of peter, which was a slightly later book than the apocalypse and quoted it almost in extenso.
The apocalypse of peter is a sermon by the risen christ to his faithful followers given to peter. Part of a vast collection of materials dealing with gnosis and gnosticism, both ancient and modern. Frey, jörg, matthijs den dulk, and jan van der watt, eds.
By virtue of the author’s participation in the linguistic, social, and ideological worlds of. This is undoubtedly drawn from the apocalypse of peter: Many of them will be false prophets, and will teach divers ways and doctrines of perdition:
2 peter and the apocalypse of peter: Peter's disciple clement (2 clem. The site includes the gnostic library, with the complete nag hammadi library and a large collection of other primary gnostic scriptures and documents.
Three versions of apocalypse of peter, greek version found in akhmim, book takes trip through heaven and hell, punishment fits the crime, jesus and peter go up mountain, jesus is transfigured, coptic version has jesus laughing at crucifixion, hints of universalism, reflects divisions between christians and gnostics. The work is quite early, for it was referenced by clement and likely used by the author of the apocalypse of paul; It is an outstanding an ancient example of that type of writing by means of which the pictorial ideas of heaven and hell were taken over into the christian church.
The vast popularity of the apocalypse of peter among early christians even in the 4th century! 5) plays the decisive role here, as witnessed by the ethiopic version of the apocalypse, which belongs in the framework of the clement literature in which peter hands on the secret revelation to clement (on peter as a recipient of revelation cf. “the apocalypse of peter is framed as a discourse of the risen christ to his faithful, offering a vision first of heaven, and then of hell, granted to peter.” when was it written?
But my present belief is that, like the passion fragment (see p. 42 seconds) in the canon, which proves: 90), it is part of the gospel of peter, which was a slightly later book than the apocalypse and quoted it almost in extenso.
The recovered apocalypse of peter or revelation of peter is an example of a simple, popular early christian text of the second century; It offers a vision first of heaven, and then of hell. “the terminus post quem—the point after which we know the apocalypse of peter must have been written—is revealed by its use (in chapter 3) of 4 esdras.
The apocalypse of peter is framed as a discourse of the risen christ to his faithful, offering a vision first of heaven, and then of hell. The apocalypse of peter is framed as a discourse of the risen christ to his faithful, offering a vision first of heaven, and then of hell, granted to peter. Among its dantesque images there appears in chapter eight a brief but gruesome depiction of those guilty of infanticide and abortion.
Edited by jonathan knight and kevin sullivan. Apocalypse of peter (english only). Apocalypse of peter, also called revelation to peter, pseudepigraphal (noncanonical and unauthentic) christian writing dating from the first half of the 2nd century ad.the unknown author, who claimed to be peter the apostle, relied on the canonical gospels and on revelation to john to construct a conversation between himself and jesus regarding events at the end of the world.
The saints are beautiful with white complexion and. In this vision, hell is divided up into two rivers—one of fire and one of ice, and the damned are split between the two.however, the simple torments of burning or freezing for eternity. Translated by james brashler and roger a.
I talk about this work in several of my earlier books. This is undoubtedly drawn from the apocalypse of peter: Theorized as written in the form of a nekyia  it goes into elaborate detail about the punishment in hell for each type of crime and the pleasures given in heaven for each virtue.
The apocalypse (or revelation) of peter, in christian apocrypha and early christian literature. But these will become sons of perdition. And he will judge the sons of lawlessness.
The apocryphal apocalypse of peter is the earliest christian description of hell. The apocalypse of peter is highly important in the history of hell, as it was the first major christian account of postmortem punishment out side the new testament.8 unfortunately, we cannot be totally certain about its date and place of. Apocalypse of peter (greek only;
Essays in honour of christopher rowland. It exists in three greek manuscripts (two are incomplete) and in one ethiopian manuscript, which differs greatly from the greek text. And he shall command hell to open its bars of adamant and give up all that is therein.
4 the apocalypse of paul. It is an example of apocalyptic literature with hellenistic overtones. The apocalypse of peter (also known as the revelation of peter) is a writing alleged as authored by the apostle peter that was written in the second century.
In fact, the apocalypse of peter itself, according to many christian theologians and historians, almost made it (audio file. And then god will come unto my faithful ones who hunger and thirst and are afflicted and purify their souls in this life; But my present belief is that, like the passion fragment (see p.
As the savior was sitting in the temple in the three hundredth (year) of the covenant and the agreement of the tenth pillar, and being satisfied with the number of the living, incorruptible majesty, he said to me, peter, blessed are those above belonging to the father. A similar case is that of the word tartaruchus, keeper of hell, which is applied to angels in.