Grant, Michael SAINT PETER: A BIOGRAPHY

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SAINT PETER: A BIOGRAPHY

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Combining advances in archaeology and anthropology with extensive knowledge of literature, philosophy, and religion, the author examines the life of Peter, interpreting him as a historical figure as well as a religious icon

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Michael Grant was formerly a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University.

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Grant (humanity, Edinburgh Univ.) has collected what little is known about the biblical figure of Peter and shapes it into a lively, informative book. Some may object to his refusal to treat the miraculous as historical, but his insistence on historical objectivity is one of the book's many strengths. Pulling Peter out from the shadow of the apostle Paul, Grant provides a good, clear review of the available sources and a detailed historical background, making it all easy to follow. He highlights Peter's pivotal role in resuscitating Jesus' small band of followers after the crucifixion and suggests that his biblical subordination to Paul was born of the latter's jealousy. Against this, the author also reasons that James was more prominent than Peter among Jewish Christians and that Peter was more likely a missionary to Rome than the leader of that city's church. Grant wisely avoids assessing tradition's claim on Peter as the first pope, and while he admits that his book reports little not written elsewhere, his skill is in bringing so much previous scholarship together in one relatively brief volume. For subject collections.
W. Alan Froggatt, Bridgewater, Ct.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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