What were the Apostles of Jesus really like? This book will examine the Gospels, the Fathers of the Church, Apocryphal writings, encyclicals and other sources to search out the Apostles' personalities and history.
Author: Frances Spilman
What were the Apostles of Jesus really like? This book will examine the Gospels, the Fathers of the Church, Apocryphal writings, encyclicals and other sources to search out the Apostles' personalities and history. Along the way we will look at the prayers, poetry, music and architecture the Apostles inspired and see how these twelve men are still teaching us today almost 2,000 years after their deaths. We will see how the faith spread throughout the Roman Empire and even beyond its borders and how each Apostle met his death. You will be surprised at the many different paths of the Apostles as they witnessed for Christ.
Where do these ancient traditions come from, and how historically reliable are they? What is meant by the term "early church tradition?"After Acts opens up the world of the Bible-right after it was written.
Author: Bryan Litfin
Publisher: Moody Pub
What really happened after Acts? If you've ever wondered what happened to the biblical characters after Acts-from the well-known Matthew to the lesser-known Bartholomew-then this book is for you. Join Dr. Bryan Litfin as he guides you through Scripture and other ancient literature to sift fact from fiction, real-life from legend. Skillfully researched and clearly written, After Acts is as accurate as it is engaging. Gain a window into the religious milieu of the ancient and medieval church. Unearth artifacts and burial sites. Learn what really happened to your favorite characters and what you should truly remember them for. Did Paul ever make it to Spain? Was he beheaded in Rome? Is it true that Peter was crucified upside down? Was the Virgin Mary really bodily assumed into heaven? The book of Acts ends at chapter 28. But its characters lived on.
Author: William Steuart McBirniePublish On: 2013-03-22
Picking up where the book of Acts leaves off, McBirnie brings these men to life as he explores the legends, traditions, and real lives of the Twelve as they built the foundation of Christianity.
Author: William Steuart McBirnie
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Simon Peter, Andrew, James the son of Zebedee, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Jude, Simon, Judas, and Matthias—what happened to the men who answered Jesus' call to follow him? What impact did they have on the world? Where did they go and what did they do after Jesus' resurrection and ascension? In these fascinating profiles, Dr. McBirnie offers readers a snapshot of the lives of each apostle. His information was compiled by traveling to places where the apostles lived and visited, by studying the Scriptures and biblical history, by listening to local traditions, and by engaging in his own original research. Picking up where the book of Acts leaves off, McBirnie brings these men to life as he explores the legends, traditions, and real lives of the Twelve as they built the foundation of Christianity.
4 For various books that explore the lives of the apostles, see William Barclay, The Master's Men (London: SCM Press, ... 12 Who Changed the World: The Lives and Legends of the Disciples (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2003); George F.
Author: Sean McDowell
The Book of Martyrs by John Foxe written in the 16th century has long been the go-to source for studying the lives and martyrdom of the apostles. Whilst other scholars have written individual treatments on the more prominent apostles such as Peter, Paul, John, and James, there is little published information on the other apostles. In The Fate of the Apostles, Sean McDowell offers a comprehensive, reasoned, historical analysis of the fate of the twelve disciples of Jesus along with the apostles Paul, and James. McDowell assesses the evidence for each apostle’s martyrdom as well as determining its significance to the reliability of their testimony. The question of the fate of the apostles also gets to the heart of the reliability of the kerygma: did the apostles really believe Jesus appeared to them after his death, or did they fabricate the entire story? How reliable are the resurrection accounts? The willingness of the apostles to die for their faith is a popular argument in resurrection studies and McDowell offers insightful scholarly analysis of this argument to break new ground within the spheres of New Testament studies, Church History, and apologetics.
His Legend . Devotional Pictures : as Evangelist ; as Apostle ; as Prophet . Subjects from his Life : Legend of ... Of King Edward the Confessor - 126 The Six Writers of the Canonical Epistles , as a series - 143 - THE TWELVE APOSTLES .
Author: Francis William Pitt GreenwoodPublish On: 1835
To which is Prefixed a Life of John the Baptist Francis William Pitt Greenwood ... Legends and martyrologies affirm , what we need not believe , that - his body removed from place to plące ... The seventh of the twelve is Thomas .
The stories and contributions of the apostles provide an important entrée into church history.
Author: W. Brian Shelton
Publisher: Baker Books
The stories and contributions of the apostles provide an important entrée into church history. This comprehensive historical and literary introduction uncovers their lives and legacies, underscoring the apostles' impact on the growth of the early church. The author collects and distills the histories, legends, symbols, and iconography of the original twelve and locates figures such as Paul, Peter, and John in the broader context of the history of the apostles. He also explores the continuing story of the gospel mission and the twelve disciples beyond the New Testament.
Author: Francis William Pitt GREENWOODPublish On: 1846
for a time the field of the apostle's labors , where he met with his former companion , Philip , and at the ... Legends and martyrologies affirm , what we need not believe , that his body removed from place to place , till it came at ...
His Legend . Devotional Pictures : as Evangelist ; as Apostle ; as Prophet . Subjects from his Life ; Legend of St. John ... Historical Subjects relating to the Twelve Apostles : the Pentecost ; the Separation of the Twelve Apostles to ...
... is generally associated in legend and in art with St. Jude , whose work in Judea he is said to have shared . ... known with any certainty of his life , beyond the fact recorded in the Gospels that he was one of the twelve Apostles .
The Scottish Legendary ScL is a late-fourteenth-century collection of hagiographies written in Lowland Scots English, comprising legends of the twelve apostles, plus the evangelists Luke and Mark, to which are added thirty-five legends ...
Author: Anne B Thompson
Publisher: ISD LLC
Category: Literary Collections
This volume is conceived as a complement to another Middle English Texts series text, Sherry Reames' Middle English Legends of Women Saints. This selection is intended to be broadly representative of saints' lives in Middle English and of the classic types of hagiographic legend as these were presented to the lay public and less-literate clergy of late medieval England.
Conclu . sion 18 Page his Life : Legend of St. John and the Robber ; of the two Young Men ; of Drusiana ; of the ... Of King Edward the Confessor - 94 The Six Writers of the Canonical Epistles , as a series 103 THE TWELVE APOSTLES .
Author: Mrs. Jameson (Anna)
Publisher: London : Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
This LEADERS MANUAL provides new materials and suggestions to assist Sunday School teachers and Bible study leaders in successfully conducting six-week or thirteen-week courses of studies based upon the book.
Author: C. David Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This LEADERS MANUAL provides new materials and suggestions to assist Sunday School teachers and Bible study leaders in successfully conducting six-week or thirteen-week courses of studies based upon the book. The manual contains both the questions posed in the Readers Guide (Appendix C) of the book, and the manual also gives the answers to those questions. The manual also contains the Minyan Sociogram and maps of the Roman Empire and the Holy Land. A NEW DVD inside the back cover (or available directly through the author) includes a feature-length video, The Life and Legends of the Apostles, together with the questions from the Readers Guide, the color Minyan Sociogram, the maps of the Roman Empire and the Holy Land. Cover illustration by: Tim Baron
Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve Tom Bissell ... Many ancient legends conflate Simon the apostle with Simon the brother of Jesus and Simeon the second bishop of Jerusalem, as in this introductory processional to a Coptic legend: ...
Author: Tom Bissell
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John :Who were these men and what was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell gives us rich and deeply informed answers to those ancient questions. Written with warmth, humour, and a rare acumen, Apostle is a brilliant and exhaustive synthesis of travel writing, centuries of biblical history, and a deep lifelong relationship with Christianity. Bissell explores not just who these renowned and pious men were (and weren't), but how their identities have taken shape over two millennia. Bissell, in his search for this elusive set of truths, has traveled the world, visiting holy sites from Rome and Jerusalem to Turkey, India, and Kyrgyzstan, and he captures vividly the rich diversity of Christianity's global reach. Apostle is an unusual, erudite, and hilarious book, an intoxicating combination of religious, intellectual, and personal adventure.
Author: Wilhelm SchneemelcherPublish On: 2003-01-01
concepts ' apostle ' and ' apostolic ' were shaped and developed , and what significance they took on in the course of the ... through the Twelve Apostles ' ( the socalled Didache ) is concerned for conduct of life and church order .
The Apostles' lives were marked by activity; their story is told, appropriately enough, in the book titled the Acts of ... the earliest Christian historians set down the stories (and legends) of all of the Apostles' missionary journeys.
Author: Mike Aquilina
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Here is an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Relying on the ancient documents, as well as latest archeological findings and scientific research, acclaimed author Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the ancient streets and crowded marketplaces through which Mary and the Apostles journeyed as they built a Church that lasts even to our day. You'll also discover the beliefs of the early Christians, what they taught about the Eucharist and the Divinity of Christ, how their Church services resembles today's Mass, and how Rome became the spiritual center for Christianity. Read these pages, and you'll come to see that despite the best efforts of their enemies, the blood of the Apostles did not snuff out the Faith but brought forth great saints whose holy deeds and brave examples gave the besieged Church a vigor that lasts even to today. The Apostles and Their Times will give you confidence that the Church is indeed Christ acting in the world, and that no matter how ruthless her opponents, she will endure to the end of time.
Find out in "The Twelve Apostles". Children and adults alike, immerse yourselves into Grimm’s world of folktales and legends! Come, discover the little-known tales and treasured classics in this collection of 210 fairy tales.
Author: Brothers Grimm
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
A mother had twelve sons but she was so poor that she could not find a way to take care of them all. Her oldest one was Peter. He headed out in the world seeking bread for his family. But he got lost in the woods. And when he thought that his life was over, an angel guided him to a cave. He fell asleep. And three hundred years he woke up. What did he see and witness? Find out in "The Twelve Apostles". Children and adults alike, immerse yourselves into Grimm’s world of folktales and legends! Come, discover the little-known tales and treasured classics in this collection of 210 fairy tales. Brothers Grimm are probably the best-known storytellers in the world. Some of their most popular fairy tales are "Cinderella", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Little Red Riding Hood" and there is hardly anybody who has not grown up with the adventures of Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Snow White. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s exceptional literature legacy consists of recorded German and European folktales and legends. Their collections have been translated into all European languages in their lifetime and into every living language today.