THE ROASTED COCK CROWS: APOCRYPHAL WRITINGS (ACTS OF PETER, THE ETHIOPIC BOOK OF THE COCK, COPTIC FRAGMENTS, THE GOSPEL OF NICODEMUS) AND FOLKLORE TEXTS*

@article{Nagy2007THERC,
  title={THE ROASTED COCK CROWS: APOCRYPHAL WRITINGS (ACTS OF PETER, THE ETHIOPIC BOOK OF THE COCK, COPTIC FRAGMENTS, THE GOSPEL OF NICODEMUS) AND FOLKLORE TEXTS*},
  author={Ilona Nagy},
  journal={Folklore-electronic Journal of Folklore},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={7-40}
}
  • I. Nagy
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Folklore-electronic Journal of Folklore
A miracle story of apocryphal origin (supposedly the Act of Peter), transformed into a plot with a typical paradoxical element, became popular in the oriental Christianity and in medieval Europe: this is how it got into the apocryphal New Testament narratives; among others into the newly discovered Ethiopian Book of the Cock, some early Coptic fragments and the medieval manuscripts of the Gospel of Nicodemus as well. The purpose of the present study is to document this unusual process (a story… 
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