# Sunday, June 03, 2012

There are so many things happening in so many departments at Logos Bible Software (my employer) that long ago I lost the ability to keep track of it all.

So I might be late in mentioning, but did you know that Logos has two (2) books by Hans-Josef Klauck on pre-pub? They are Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Content and Exegesis and The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles: An Introduction. Both are excellent, and both are worth reading.

Further, Logos already has two books by Klauck available, and these are great as well. The first is The Apocryphal Gospels: An Introduction. It is worth reading if you can get a deal on it, but was published by T&T Clark so is a little spendy. The second is The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions and is a little more reasonable ($34 as I write this post).

The two books that are on pre-pub are published in print by Baylor University Press, and happily they provided me with review copies (thanks again) back when they were initially published. I devoured them and still consult them today. Here are the two on pre-pub with links to the posts I wrote about them when reviewing them:

Ancient Letters and the New Testament: A Guide to Content and Exegesis

The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles: An Introduction

Bottom line: If you are interested in learning about early Christianity and its literature (outside of the NT) and generally about Graeco-Roman religions, Klauck is a good source to turn to. These books largely serve as textbooks and they are well written. I believe all four are translations and expansions from the original German editions. While I don’t agree with everything he writes (who agrees with everything they read?) these are solid introductory volumes that will ground you well in the subject matter. Ignore them at your peril.

Post Author: rico
Sunday, June 03, 2012 8:29:06 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00) 

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