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About "Saint Peter"
Saint Peter is one of the central figures in the history and development of Christianity. Yet as an individual he remains shrouded in mystery and legend. He poses a considerable challenge to historians despite the many images associated with him as missionary, fisherman, pastoral shepherd, martyr - for the many New Testament references to Saint Peter vary significantly in their portrayal of his role and character, and the writings ascribed to him are few. Presenting fresh interpretations of the man, Michael Grant assembles and analyses the historical evidence surrounding this greatest of saints.