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The Life and Witness of Peter
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Yet Peter plays a significant role in the Gospels and is an apostolic leader in Acts. And those who study his letters find them filled with theological insight.
In The Life and Witness of Peter, Larry Helyer seeks to reinstate this neglected and underestimated apostle to his rightful stature as an early Christian leader and faithful witness to Christ. Arguing for a more confident assessment of the apostle's presence and contribution to the New Testament, Helyer pulls Peter out from the long shadow of Paul.
What we find is a Peter whose first-hand witness stands behind much of Mark's Gospel, a Peter whose striking portrait in Acts can be trusted as reliable, and a Peter whose letters glow with spiritual and theological intelligence. Along the way we are rewarded with a careful analysis of prominent theological themes in Peter's letters. And we learn much about the traditions, legends and legacy of Peter in the post-apostolic era.
The Life and Witness of Peter by Larry Helyer was published by Apollos in November 2012 and is our 66732nd best seller. The ISBN for The Life and Witness of Peter is 9781844746002.
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The Life and Witness of PeterTim Hupfield, via The Good Book Stall
Helyer starts with Peter's appearances in the Gospels and Acts and moves on through mentions of Peter in Paul's letters to an examination of the two letters traditionally attributed to Peter. He discusses overt mentions of Peter and meticulously and thoroughly teases out possible signposts to aspects of his theology. The veracity of each point is explored and arguments for and against their inclusion in the overall picture of Peter's theology discussed. Helyer also includes a chapter specifically about Peter's Christology. The author ends by exploring the traditions and legends that surround Peter and the legacy left by him, including a brief discussion of non-canonical works that mention or have been ascribed to Peter.
I found this book to be methodical and comprehensive; I particularly appreciated the clear and thorough discussions on the relative merits and reliability of the different traditions and sources of information. Despite these extensive discussions I also found the book to be refreshingly easy to read. If you are looking to find out more about the theology of this most prominent yet elusive apostle then I would certainly recommend this book.
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Details for The Life and Witness of Peter
|Author / Artist||Larry Helyer|
|Publisher||Apollos (November 2012)|
|Number of Pages||344|
|Page last updated||17th September 2017|