9780802412409

After Acts Exploring the Lives and Legends of the Apostles

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802412409

  • ISBN10:

    0802412408

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2015
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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Summary

What really happened after Acts?

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to the biblical characters after Acts—from the well-known Matthew to the lesser-known Bartholomew—then this book is for you. Join Dr. Bryan Litfin as he guides you through Scripture and other ancient literature to sift fact from fiction, real-life from legend. 

Skillfully researched and clearly written, After Acts is as accurate as it is engaging. Gain a window into the religious milieu of the ancient and medieval church. Unearth artifacts and burial sites. Learn what really happened to your favorite characters and what you should truly remember them for.

  • Did Paul ever make it to Spain? Was he beheaded in Rome?
  • Is it true that Peter was crucified upside down?
  • Was the Virgin Mary really bodily assumed into heaven?

The book of Acts ends at chapter 28. But its characters lived on. 

Author Biography

BRYAN LITFIN grew up in Dallas, TX; Oxford, England; and Memphis, TN. He earned a degree in print journalism from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in historical theology at Dallas Seminary, and a Ph.D. in the field of ancient church history at the University of Virginia. He now serves as Professor of Theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. Bryan lives with his wife and two teenaged children in Wheaton, IL, and is a member of College Church in Wheaton.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Introduction
1. Matthew: biblical and post-biblical evidence
2. Mark: biblical and post-biblical evidence
3. Luke: biblical and post-biblical evidence
4. John: biblical and post-biblical evidence
5. Mary: biblical and post-biblical evidence
6. Thomas:  biblical and post-biblical evidence
7. James : biblical and post-biblical evidence
8. Other Apostles: a miscellany of other figures, including Timothy, Titus, and Andrew
9. Peter: biblical, post-biblical, and archaeological evidence
10. Paul: biblical, post-biblical, and archaeological evidence
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