Post-biblical Christian Literature

(Christian Pseudepigrapha)

  • What are these writings? (Disclaimer)
  • Best text: Edgar Hennecke and Wilhelm Schneemelcher, eds., New Testament Apocrypha – vol. 1: Gospels & Related Writings | vol. 2: Writings Related to the Apostles; Apocalypses and Related Subjects.


  1. Gospels and related writings
  2. christian pseudepigrapha

    1. Infancy Gospel of Thomas – Transl. of Greek Text A | Transl. of Greek Text B | Transl. of Latin Text | 5th C. compilaton of Thomas texts
    2. Infancy Gospel transl. from Arabic
    3. Gospel of James (Protevangelium)
    4. Gospel of Nativity of Mary
    5. Gospel of Mary [Magdalene] (excerpts only)
    6. Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
    7. Gospel of Nicodemus (also known as “Acts of Pilate”)
    8. Gospel of Bartholomew
    9. Gospel of Peter
    10. Gospel of Thomas (“Scholar’s translation”)
    11. Gospel of Philip
    12. Gospel of the Lord (by Marcion)
    13. Secret Gospel of Mark  [TOP]
  3. Apocryphal “Acts”
    1. Acts of Andrew
    2. Acts & Martyrdom of Andrew
    3. Acts of Andrew & Matthew
    4. Acts of Barnabas
    5. Martyrdom of Bartholomew
    6. Acts of John
    7. Mystery of the Cross (Excerpt from Acts of John)
    8. Acts of John the Theologian
    9. History of Joseph the Carpenter
    10. Book of John the Theologian concerning the Death of Mary
    11. Acts & Martyrdom of Matthew
    12. Martyrdom of Matthew
    13. Acts of Paul
    14. Acts of Paul & Thecla
    15. Acts of Peter
    16. Acts of Peter & Andrew
    17. Acts of Peter & Paul
    18. Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
    19. Acts of Philip
    20. Report of Pontius Pilate to Tiberius
    21. Giving Up of Pontius Pilate
    22. Death of Pilate
    23. Acts of Thaddaeus
    24. Acts of Thomas
    25. Book of Thomas the Contender
    26. Consummation of Thomas
  4. Apocryphal epistles and related works
    1. The Teachings of Addaeus the Apostle
    2. The Epistle of the Apostles
    3. The Apocryphon of James
    4. Correspondence of Jesus & Abgar
    5. Sophia of Jesus Christ (Gnostic)
    6. Book of John the Evangelist
    7. Apocryphon of John (Gnostic)
    8. Narrative of Joseph of Arimathaea
    9. Epistle to the Laodiceans
    10. Correspondence of Paul & Seneca
    11. Prayer of the Apostle Paul (Gnostic)
    12. Letter of Peter to Philip (Gnostic)
    13. Pistis Sophia (Books of the Savior)(Excerpts)
    14. Avenging of the Saviour
    15. Three Steles of Seth (Gnostic)
  5. Apocryphal Apocalypses and related writings [TOP]
    1. Apocalypse of Adam
    2. Apocalypse of Esdras
    3. First Apocalypse of James
    4. Second Apocalypse of James
    5. Apocalypse of John the Theologian (apocryphal)
    6. Apocalypse of Moses
    7. Apocalypse of Paul
    8. Apocalypse of Paul (fragments)
    9. Revelation of Paul
    10. Apocalypse of Peter
    11. Vision of Paul
    12. Revelation of Peter (Gnostic)
    13. Apocalypse of Peter (fragments)  [TOP]