Peter in Early Christianity
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Peter in Early Christianity

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A comprehensive reassessment of Peter's significance in church history. In this collection of essays, prominent scholars reflect on the historical Peter, his role in the New Testament, and his significance in later Christian traditions as seen in relevant noncanonical literature. A fresh look at the man long overshadowed by the apostle Paul. 358 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 358
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802871712
ISBN-13: 9780802871718

Publisher's Description

A fresh scholarly look at the apostle Peter and his significance in the early church and beyond
 
Long overshadowed by the apostle Paul, Peter has received increased scholarly attention of late. Building on that resurgence of interest, nineteen internationally prominent scholars of early Christian history examine and reassess the historical Peter and his significance, offering a comprehensive view of Peter through analysis both of New Testament texts and of noncanonical literature.
 
 
CONTRIBUTORS
Sean A. Adams
Timothy D. Barnes
Markus Bockmuehl
Helen K. Bond
Finn Damgaard
Paul Foster
Seán Freyne
Paul A. Hartog
Larry W. Hurtado
Peter Lampe
Jonathan W. Lo
John R. Markley
Tobias Nicklas
Matthew V. Novenson
Paul Parvis
William Rutherford
Todd D. Still
Jason S. Sturdevant
Margaret H. Williams

Author Bio

Helen K. Bond is senior lecturer in New Testament at the University of Edinburgh and director of the Edinburgh Centre for the Study of Christian Origins. Her previous books include The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed.
 
Larry W. Hurtado is professor emeritus of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh. Among his many previous books are The Earliest Christian Artifacts, Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity, and How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?

Editorial Reviews

Journal for the Study of The New Testament Booklist
"Applicable across the canonical post-canonical divide, this fascinating proposal relates to calls for the recognition of other forms of trans-textual 'discourse marker' in early Christian studies."

Review of Biblical Literature
"This remarkable collection of essays is enthusiastically recommended for its far-reaching scope and its foundational nature. . . . A springboard for anyone looking to research Peter so as to understand better the 'underestimated' and often-overlooked first apostle."

Judith Lieu
— University of Cambridge
"This rich collection of essays makes a significant contribution to the growing interest in the 'after-life' as well as the 'real life' of the founding figures of the Jesus movement and of early Christianity. The breadth of topics and the variety of scholarly perspectives hint at the lively conversations that lie behind the essays. Readers will find here much stimulation to probe further into the figure of Peter."

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