Peter: Disciple, Apostle, Martyr (Revised)  -     By: Oscar Cullmann
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Peter: Disciple, Apostle, Martyr (Revised)

Baylor University Press / 2011 / Paperback

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"Whether or not one agrees with the author's conclusions, this book is important as an attempt to do equal justice to the archaeological, historical, exegetical, and theological aspects of the life of Peter and his significance for the apostolic and later church,"---Journal of Biblical Literature. Will stimulate Protestant-Catholic dialogue. 252 pages, softcover. Baylor University.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 252
Vendor: Baylor University Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1602584133
ISBN-13: 9781602584136

Publisher's Description

Oscar Cullmann's 1962 revision of Peter in turncarefully treats the "Historical Question" and the "Exegetical and Theological Question" of the apostle Peter. While Cullmann cannot decisively confirm some of the details of Peter's life--his residence in Rome and the location of his grave, in particular--other details are described as more probable, such as Peter's travel to Rome and his martyrdom under Nero. Cullmann faithfully seeks Catholic-Protestant dialogue while maintaining that Jesus' words--"upon this rock I will build my church"--refer to the apostle alone and provide no historical basis for succession. The timeless quality of Cullmann's methods and his overwhelming concern for Christian unity are sure to inspire new generations of biblical scholars and contemporary theologians.

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