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Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene : the followers of Jesus in history and legend

Author: Bart D Ehrman
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Bart Ehrman, author of the bestsellers Misquoting Jesus and Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code, here takes readers on another engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of three of Jesus' most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, Paul of Tarsus, and Mary Magdalene.
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Named Person: Peter, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Mary Magdalene, Saint.; Dan Brown; Maria Magdalena.; Mary Magdalene, Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Peter, the Apostle Saint.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bart D Ehrman
ISBN: 0195300130 9780195300130 0195343506 9780195343502
OCLC Number: 62738736
Description: xv, 285 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Part 1: Simon Peter --
1: Quarry: our sources for Peter the rock --
2: Peter: solid rock or shifting sand? --
3: Rocky beginning --
4: Peter at the Passion --
5: On this rock I will build my church --
6: Peter: Christian author and martyr --
Part 2: Apostle Paul --
7: Apostle Paul: polling our sources --
8: Paul the convert --
9: Paul the apostle --
10: Paul's proclamation according to later sources --
11: Paul's impassioned allies --
12: Paul's embittered enemies --
Part 3: Mary Magdalene --
13: Mary Magdalene in popular culture and history --
14: Mary during the ministry of Jesus --
15: Jesus and Mary in conversation --
16: Mary at the Passion --
17: Mary and her revelations --
18: Mary: the residual questions --
Conclusion: Peter, Paul, and Mary in perspective --
Notes --
Credits and permissions --
Index.
Responsibility: Bart D. Ehrman.
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