Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene : The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend

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  • Copyright: 3/24/2008
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Bart Ehrman, author of the highly popular books Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code, Lost Christianities, and the New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus, here takes readers on another engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of Jesus' most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, the Apostle Paul, and Mary Magdalene.

Author Biography

Bart Ehrman chairs the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. One of the major public experts on early Christianity, Jesus, and the New Testament, he has appeared on NBCs Dateline, A&E, the History Channel, CNN, and a number of nationally syndicated NPR programs, and has taped several highly popular lecture series for "The Teaching Company."

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Simon Peter
The Quarry: Our Sources for Peter the Rockp. 3
Peter: Solid Rock or Shifting Sand?p. 14
The Rocky Beginningp. 24
Peter at the Passionp. 39
On This Rock I Will Build My Churchp. 58
Peter: Christian Author and Martyrp. 73
The Apostle Paul
The Apostle Paul: Polling Our Sourcesp. 89
Paul the Convertp. 101
Paul the Apostlep. 122
Paul's Proclamation According to Later Sourcesp. 141
Paul's Impassioned Alliesp. 153
Paul's Embittered Enemiesp. 164
Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene in Popular Culture and Historyp. 179
Mary During the Ministry of Jesusp. 193
Jesus and Mary in Conversationp. 206
Mary at the Passionp. 217
Mary and Her Revelationsp. 230
Mary: The Residual Questionsp. 247
Conclusion: Peter, Paul, and Mary in Perspectivep. 257
Notesp. 261
Credits and Permissionsp. 273
Indexp. 275
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