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Peter : apostle for the whole church

Author: Pheme Perkins
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2000.
Series: Studies on personalities of the New Testament.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Fortress Press edView all editions and formats
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Perkins describes the search for the historical Peter, and the influence his image has had, in Roman Catholic and Protestant ecumenical discussions. Pointing to portrayals of Peter in the Pauline and Johannine traditions, the synoptic Gospels, and the Book of Acts, Perkins argues that precisely because there is no single Petrine tradition in the New Testament, the apostle might serve as a unifying figure for  Read more...
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Named Person: Peter, the Apostle Saint.; Peter, the Apostle Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pheme Perkins
ISBN: 080063165X 9780800631659
OCLC Number: 43481844
Notes: Originally published: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1994, in series: Studies on personalities of the New Testament.
Description: vi, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
First Among the Disciples --
The Apostle in a Divided Christianity --
Peter in a Changing Church: Roman Catholicism --
Peter as an Ecclesial Centrist --
A Life of Peter --
Familiar Stories --
Asking Historical Questions --
Peter in the Gospels --
Peter in Acts --
Archaeology and the Quest for Peter --
The Name "Peter" --
Excursus: Peter and Rome in Eusebius --
Peter in New Testament Narratives: Mark and Matthew --
Peter as a Narrative Character --
Peter in the Gospel of Mark --
Peter in the Gospel of Matthew --
Peter in New Testament Narratives: Luke and John --
Peter Among the Apostles --
Peter in the Gospel of Luke --
Peter in the Acts of the Apostles --
Peter in the Gospel of John --
Excursus: Peter and the Twelve --
Peter in the New Testament Epistles --
In the Shadow of Paul --
Peter in Paul's Epistles: Fellow Apostle or Opponent? --
Excursus: The Jerusalem Council --
Peter: The Apostle as Fellow Elder --
Peter: Guardian of the True Faith --
Peter, Witness and Martyr --
Completing the Story --
Expanding on Gospel Traditions --
Early Testimony Concerning Peter's Martyrdom --
Excursus: Nero, the Fire, and the Christians --
The Apocryphal Acts of Peter --
Peter and Authentic Tradition --
Peter's Teaching as True Tradition --
Peter Opposes the Heretic, Simon Magus --
Peter as Spokesperson for Conventional Christianity --
Peter as a Gnostic Apostle --
Peter, Bishop of Rome --
From Martyr to Bishop --
Founding Martyr of the Roman Church --
Succession Lists and Petrine Authority --
Peter and Episcopal Authority --
Excursus: Interpreting Matthew 16:17-19 --
Conclusion: Peter for the Whole Church? --
Selected Bibliography --
Index of Subjects and Mondern Authors --
Index of Scripture References.
Series Title: Studies on personalities of the New Testament.
Responsibility: Pheme Perkins.

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Perkins argues that Peter should be viewed as a harmonizing figure who captures the Christian imagination, not only because he is the most prominent of Jesus' disciples, but also because his  Read more...

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