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[[Image:NTmanuscript.jpg|right|thumb|A sixth-century Gospel manuscript in Greek with a drawing of Christ healing the blind]]The '''New Testament''' is the second part of [[Holy Scripture]], after the [[Old Testament]]. The New Testament, also called the New Covenant, details Christ's life and the teachings of the Early Church; it is thus a fulfillment of the prophecies of the Old Testament and the most important text in the life of the Church. The New
Testaments consists of the [[Gospels]], which detail Christ's earthly life, [[Acts of the Apostles]], the [[Apostolos|Epistles]], and the [[Book of Revelation]]. It is generally acknowledged to have been written by numerous authors between A.D. 48 and 140.
==Books of the New Testament==
The [[Acts of the Apostles]], also called the Book of Acts or just Acts, is a narrative of the Apostles' ministry after Christ's death and a sequel to the third [[Gospel of Luke|Gospel]]. [[Holy Tradition]], as well as style, phraseology, and other evidence, say that Acts and Luke have the same author, the [[Apostle Luke]]. Luke wrote down his narrative from the words of the [[Apostle Paul]], with whom he
traveled to Rome.
==New Testament Apocrypha==
In ancient times there were dozens—perhaps hundreds—of Christian writings claiming Apostolic authorship, but which were ultimately
rejects by the [[Church Fathers]] in the 27-book New Testament canon. These works are considered "apocryphal", and are therefore referred to in singular as the New Testament Apocrypha. This Apocrypha includes a large amount of gnostic writings, spurious prophecy, fantasy, and in general a number of other [[heresy|heretical teachings]].
Below are some examples of early apocryphal works (please note this short list is by no means exhaustive):