Schneider, Paul G.

Mystery of the Acts of John an Examination and Interpretation of the Hymn and the Dance in Chapters 94 and 96 in Light of the Acts' Theology
1992 0-7734-9956-3
According to the apocryphal Acts of John, Jesus introduced to his disciples a mystery rite that included a hymn and a dance. This study examines the relationship behind this secret sacrament, the Johannine Acts, and Christian Gnosticism. Discusses the sacrament's structure and interprets this mystery according to the theology of the Acts of John.