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Gonzalez – Apostles’ creed for today

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Author    González, Justo L.
Title    The Apostles’ Creed for today / Justo L. González.
Publisher    Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c2007.
Edition    1st ed.
Physical Description    xii, 100 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes    Includes bibliographical references (p. 100).
Subject    1. Apostles’ Creed.
ISBN/ISSN    0664229336 (alk. paper)

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Barclay – Apostles’ creed

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Author     Barclay, William, 1907-1978.
Title     The Apostles’ Creed / William Barclay.
Other title     Apostles’ Creed for every man
Published     Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, c1998.
Description     x, 324 p. ; 19 cm.
Series     William Barclay library
Note     Orignially published: The plain man looks at the Apostles’ creed. London : Collins, c1967. American ed. published: The Apostles’ Creed for every man. New York : Harper & Row, 1967.
Subject     Apostles’ Creed.
ISBN     0664258263 (pbk.)

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Grant – Saint Peter

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St. Peter

Personal Author:
Grant, Michael, 1914-2004.
Title:
Saint Peter : a biography / Michael Grant.
Publication info:
New York : Scribner, 1995, c1994.
Physical description:
x, 212 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: London : George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1994.
Summary:

So much mythology has arisen about Peter and there is precious little actual biographical data in the New Testament. Grant works his way through Peter’s life, first during the period in which Jesus was alive, then during the Acts/early church years, including dealings with the increasing number of Gentiles and his rocky relationship with Paul. Grant closes with a section on Peter in Rome, and has an interesting analysis, including why Peter rather than Paul in many ways remains the dominant apostle, if not the dominant apostolic voice. Much of the church as we know it today is derived from Pauline teachings, but the hierarchy of apostolic succession still embraces Peter. Grant’s book does not take on the question of papal supremacy.  The gospels seem to have a poor opinion of Peter, but he’s the first apostle to have the most human failings. The many notes, references and sources will make the diligent happy and there’s enough detail to make the casual reader glad to have read this work.

Personal subject:
Peter, the Apostle, Saint.
Subject term:
Christian saints–Palestine–Biography.
Subject term:
Apostles–Biography.
ISBN:
068419354X : 23.00

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Wilson – Paul

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St. Paul

1997

Personal Author:
Wilson, A. N., 1950-
Title:
Paul : the mind of the Apostle / A.N. Wilson.
Edition:
1st American ed.
Publication info:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 1997.
Physical description:
273 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
The apostle Paul is one of the great question marks of Christianity. What really happened on the road to Damascus to make this self-proclaimed persecutor of Jesus’ followers become one himself? And what compelled him to take the nascent religion to the Gentiles? Moreover, did he realize that he was forming and shaping a religious movement that says more about his own speculations than it does about the ideas of Jesus? Almost as many books have been written about Paul as about Jesus, but Paul’s biographers have much more to go on, especially his own writings. Wilson, author of Jesus: A Life (1992), does a tremendous job here of not only examining all that is known about Paul’s life but also putting it into context with what was happening throughout the Roman Empire. As always, Wilson’s insights fascinate and provoke. Even as rich and incisive a portrait as this one cannot provide a complete understanding of Paul or the turbulent time in which he lived, but readers will come away seeing the enigmatic apostle as an imaginative transformer who shaped a worldwide religious movement, often in furious contrast to the man on whom it is supposedly based.
Personal subject:
Paul, the Apostle, Saint.
Title subject:
Bible. N.T.–Biography.
Subject term:
Apostles–Biography.
ISBN:
0393317609 (pbk. : Norton, c1998)

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Lockyer – All the apostles of the Bible

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Lockyer

1972

Personal Author:

Lockyer, Herbert.

Title:

All the apostles of the Bible : studies in the characters of the apostles, the men Jesus chose, and the message they proclaimed / Herbert Lockyer.

Publication info:

Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, c1972.

Physical description:

278 p. : ill.

Subject term:

Apostles

ISBN:

0310280117

 

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