2015 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium Wrap-Up

The third York Christian Apocrypha Symposium was held last week at York University. This event takes place every two years, and brings together the top North American scholars on Christian apocrypha and related literature. (Some of you may even recall that I worked behind the scenes on the the previous one.)

I only had the chance to attend the second day of this year’s symposium, so I won’t be sharing my thoughts here. Luckily, several other attendees are writing their thoughts and recaps, and I am happy to pass them along:

Tony Burke: Apocryphicity Blog

James McGrath: Exploring Our Matrix

Timo S. Paannanen: Salainen Evankelista

Eric Vanden Eykel

The lively discussion on Twitter

It should be noted that Tony Burke and Brent Landau have launched a society for scholars of the Christian apocrypha, and that in future years, the YCAS will be traveling under the aegis of The North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature. You can learn more about this organization here.

It’s really great to see how this conference has grown over the last few years and see this sort of work take root in the scholarly community in such a way. If you are at all interested in this genre of Christian literature, I urge you to get involved!