Peter in Early Christianity
:After playing second fiddle to the apostle Paul for a long, long time, Peter has received increased scholarly attention of late. This book builds on the recent resurgence of interest in the apostle Peter. Nineteen internationally prominent scholars of...
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:After playing second fiddle to the apostle Paul for a long, long time, Peter has received increased scholarly attention of late. This book builds on the recent resurgence of interest in the apostle Peter.
Nineteen internationally prominent scholars of early Christian history here examine and reassess the historical Peter and his significance in Christian texts from the first three centuries. Giving due attention to archaeological data and recent scholarship, the contributors offer a comprehensive view of Peter through analysis of both New Testament texts and later, noncanonical literature. Markus Bockmuehl concludes the volume by considering present-day questions about the role of Peter, popes, and church leadership.
Helen K. Bond (Ph.D., University of Durham) is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Language, Literature and Theology at the University of Edinburgh, where she has taught since 2000. She is interested in the historical, political and social background to the gospels, particularly the passion narratives, and the life (and execution) of Jesus of Nazareth.
Her publications include Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation (SNTSMS 100; Cambridge University Press, 1998); Caiaphas: Friend of Rome and Judge of Jesus? (Westminster John Knox, 2004) and The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed (T & T Clark, 2010)
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Larry W. Hurtado is professor of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.