The Invention of Peter Hardback
Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity
by George E. Demacopoulos;
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The Invention of Peter
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He unpacks escalating claims to ecclesiastical authority, demonstrating how this rhetoric, which almost always invokes a link to St. Peter, does not necessarily represent actual power or prestige but instead reflects moments of papal anxiety and weakness. Through its nuanced examination of an array of episcopal activity-diplomatic, pastoral, political, and administrative-The Invention of Peter offers a new perspective on the emergence of papal authority and illuminates the influence that Petrine discourse exerted on the survival and exceptional status of the Bishop of Rome.
The Invention of Peter by George E. Demacopoulos was published by University of Pennsylvania Press in May 2013. The ISBN for The Invention of Peter is 9780812245172.
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|Page last updated||26th April 2016|
|Author / Artist||George E. Demacopoulos|
|Publisher||University of Pennsylvania Press (May 2013)|
|Number of Pages||272|