Life And Witness Of Peter


1. Background Of Peter
2. Peter In The Gospels: Part One: From Call To Confession
3. Peter In The Gospels: Part Two: Transfiguration To Resurrection
4. Peter And The Early Church: The Book Of Acts
5. Peter In Paul’s Letters
6. 1 Peter: Encyclical To Exiles
7. Peter’s Christology
8. Christ & The Spirits, Christ And The Holy Spirit
9. Suffering For Jesus
10. The People Of God
11. 2 Peter: Introductory Questions
12. Theological Themes In 2 Peter
13. The Character And Destiny Of The False Teachers
14. Eschatology Of 2 Peter
15. The Rest Of The Story: Tradition
16. The Rest Of The Story: Legends About Peter
17. The Rest Of The Story: Peter’s Legacy

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Who was Peter and what was his true stature in the early church? For Protestants at least, Peter seems caught between two caricatures: the rustic fisherman of Galilee and the author of two lesser New Testament letters. And in both cases he is overshadowed by Paul. 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 firsthand 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.


SKU (ISBN): 9780830839827
ISBN10: 0830839828
Larry Helyer
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: November 2012
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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