A considerable body of writings other than those agreed upon for inclusion in the Canon of the New Testament are of both interest and significance. This the student of the New Testament soon discovers. Here is a literature which to some extent-even before the canon in the end of the second century and during the course of the third- was excluded from ecclesiastical use, while continuing to have a separate existence among groups condemned as heretical. These writings are of interest chiefly to the scholar and specialist in the field of the New Testament. To them this translation from the German of the work of Wilhelm Schneemelcher in his analytic and critical treatment of these documents will be of both convenience and value. A second volume containing the Apocryphal Acts will soon follow this one.