SAINT PETER by Michael Grant

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Combining recent advances in archaeology and anthropology with extensive knowledge of literature, philosophy, and religion, a classical historian reveals a human dimension to the life of Peter, interpreting him as a historical figure as well as a religious icon.

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About the Authors: Michael Grant is a well-known classical scholar and the author of many books on classical mythology. John Hazel, also a classical scholar, is the editor of an edition of Ovid's poetry.
Published January 1, 1994 by WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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In Grant's scenario, Peter emerges as a fairly well-off fish pickler, impulsive but slow in understanding, whose faith led Jesus to appoint him first among the apostles and foundation stone of the new movement.

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This is a concise, sober, readable assessment of as much of the historical Peter as can be sifted from the New Testament sources.

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