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Liturgies as Plot Devices in Apocryphal Acts
University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2203-7977
2021 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper takes a novel approach to the liturgical material in the Apocryphal Acts of Andrew, John, Paul, Peter, and Thomas, by considering how the liturgical practices of anointing, baptism, Eucharist, and singing of psalms contribute to the plots of the narratives in which they are found. By this analysis, various combinations of anointing, baptism, and Eucharist are found to be used to confirm a character’s conversion to a Christian faith, the Eucharist is used to strengthen the sense of community within a group of Christians, and both the Eucharist and singing of psalms are used to give a character encouragement in a dangerous situation. Thereby, the narratives depict conversion, community, and courage as reasons to participate in Christian liturgical practices. 

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2021.
Keywords [en]
anointing, baptism, Eucharist, singing, conversion, community, courage
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Religious Studies
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Biblical Studies, New testament
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-1454OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ths-1454DiVA, id: diva2:1604833
Conference
Why We Sing: Music, Word, and Liturgy in Early Christianity at the Newman Institute, October 21–22
Available from: 2021-10-21 Created: 2021-10-21 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved

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