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Peter : the myth, the man and the writings : a study of early Petrine text and tradition

Author: F Lapham
Publisher: London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2003.
Series: Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 239.
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This book critically examines all the early and important Petrine pseudepigrapha to identify a distinctive Petrine theology which, it is believed, was later swamped by the tide of western orthodoxy. Despite the diversity of the books and tractates, ranging from Jewish-Christian writings to avowedly Gnostic works, a remarkably consistent Petrine tradition does emerge; and Peter is shown essentially to be neither the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lapham, F.
Peter.
London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, c2003
(DLC) 2003428948
(OCoLC)51964503
Named Person: Peter, the Apostle Saint.; Pierre, l'apôtre saint.; Peter, the Apostle Saint.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F Lapham
ISBN: 9780567530202 0567530205 9781283200363 1283200368
OCLC Number: 741691700
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 276 p.)
Contents: ch. 1. The Gospel of Peter --
ch. 2. The Acts of Peter --
ch. 3. The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles --
ch. 4. The Pseudo-Clementines --
ch. 5. The First Epistle of Peter --
ch. 6. The Second Epistle of Peter --
ch. 7. The Epistle of Peter to Philip --
ch. 8. The Apocalypse of Peter --
ch. 9. The Coptic Apocalypse of Peter --
ch. 10. Some conclusions.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the New Testament., Supplement series ;, 239.
Responsibility: F. Lapham.

Abstract:

This book critically examines all the early and important Petrine pseudepigrapha to identify a distinctive Petrine theology which, it is believed, was later swamped by the tide of western orthodoxy. Despite the diversity of the books and tractates, ranging from Jewish-Christian writings to avowedly Gnostic works, a remarkably consistent Petrine tradition does emerge; and Peter is shown essentially to be neither the impetuous, undiscerning, and even vacillating figure portrayed in the Gospels and Acts, nor the magisterial and pontifical figure of later Church tradition, but a visionary who was.

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