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The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul (Hardcover): David L Eastman

The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul (Hardcover)

David L Eastman

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

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The early accounts of one of the most famous scenes in Christian history, the death of Peter, do not present a single narrative of the events, for they do not agree on why Peter requested to die in the precise way that he allegedly did. Over time, historians and theologians have tended to smooth over these rough edges, creating the impression that the ancient sources all line up in a certain direction. This impression, however, misrepresents the evidence. The reason for Peter's inverted crucifixion is not the only detail on which the sources diverge. In fact, such disagreement can be seen concerning nearly every major narrative point in the martyrdom accounts of Peter and Paul. The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul shows that the process of smoothing over differences in order to create a master narrative about the deaths of Peter and Paul has distorted the evidence. This process of distortion not only blinds us to differences in perspective among the various authors, but also discourages us from digging deeper into the contexts of those authors to explore why they told the stories of the apostolic deaths differently in their contexts. David L. Eastman demonstrates that there was never a single, unopposed narrative about the deaths of Peter and Paul. Instead, stories were products of social memory, told and re-told in order to serve the purposes of their authors and their communities. The history of the writing of the many deaths of Peter and Paul is one of contextualized variety.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies
Release date: May 2019
Authors: David L Eastman (Joseph Glenn Sherrill Chair of Bible)
Dimensions: 221 x 145 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-876718-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Early Church
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Christian theology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Death & dying
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Death & dying > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian theology
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian theology > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Early Church
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Christian theology
Books > Christianity > Early Church
LSN: 0-19-876718-8
Barcode: 9780198767183

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