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

Author: Bart D Ehrman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[In this book, the author] takes readers on a tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of three of Jesus' most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, Paul of Tarsus, and Mary Magdalene. What do the writings of the New Testament tell us about each of these key followers of Christ? What legends have sprung up about them in the centuries after their deaths? Was Paul bow-legged and bald? Was Peter  Read more...
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Named Person: Peter, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Mary Magdalene, Saint.; Mary Magdalene, Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Peter, the Apostle Saint.
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Bart D Ehrman
OCLC Number: 76946607
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Simon Peter: Quarry, our sources for Peter the rock; Peter, solid rock or shifting sand?; Rocky beginning; Peter at the Passion; On this rock I will build my church; Peter, Christian author and martyr --
Apostle Paul: Apostle Paul, polling our sources; Paul the convert; Paul the Apostle; Pauls's proclamation according to later sources; Paul's impassioned allies; Paul's embittered enemies --
Mary Magdalene: Mary Magdalene in popular culture and history; Mary during the ministry of Jesus; Jesus and Mary in conversation; Mary at the passion; Mary and her revelations; Mary, the residual questions --
Conclusion: Peter, Paul, and Mary in perspective.
Responsibility: Bart D. Ehrman.

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Takes a look, based on ancient texts, at what is known and unknown about three of the most important and intriguing followers of Jesus: Peter, his closest disciple: Paul, his most important apostle:  Read more...

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