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Book Title: Saint Peter|
The author of the book: Michael Grant
ISBN 13: 9780760708392
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 696 KB
Edition: Barnes and Noble Books
Date of issue: October 18th 1998
Read full description of the books:Drawing on the latest advances in archaeology and anthropology, as well as on his own extensive knowledge of the ancient world, classical historian Michael Grant narrates and interprets the life of Peter, one of the great icons of Christianity. Heroic, elusive, and enigmatic, this fisherman-turned-saint has remained more a figure of legend than of history, despite his "visibility" as Jesus's favored apostle and the first Pope of the early Church. In what The Spectator has called "...a coolly dispassionate attempt to disentangle the Peter of history from the Peter of faith and iconography," Grant examines tradition, legend, and apocrypha and probes the problems of classical scholarship and its research methods. The result is an impeccable and elegantly written biography that sheds as much light upon our relationship to the past as it does upon the complex face of Simon-Peter. black-and-white illustrations.
Read information about the authorMichael Grant was an English classisist, numismatist, and author of numerous popular books on ancient history. His 1956 translation of Tacitus’s Annals of Imperial Rome remains a standard of the work. He once described himself as "one of the very few freelances in the field of ancient history: a rare phenomenon". As a popularizer, his hallmarks were his prolific output and his unwillingness to oversimplify or talk down to his readership.
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