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Saint Peter: The Underestimated Apostle

Saint Peter: The Underestimated Apostle

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802827180
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • Release Date: Oct 12, 2010
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.43 x 8.96 x 6.08 inches

Overview

Many biblical scholars treat the apostle Peter as a vague figure in the early church and regard the early tradition as something that cannot be trusted. In Saint Peter: The Underestimated Apostle Martin Hengel rejects the common minimalist view about Peter’s role in the Scriptures and in the early church. Arguing that Peter is wrongly underappreciated, Hengel shows that Peter was, in fact, central to developing both the Jewish and Gentile Christian missions. / Though Hengel’s work rests on meticulous scholarship, it is written in a manner that any interested reader will find clear and enlightening.

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