Review: The Remembered Peter (Bockmuehl)

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Title: The Remembered Peter

Author: Markus Bockmuehl

Bibliographic Info: XIII + 205 + 56 (biblio and indices)

Cover: Hard

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck, 2010.

ISBN: 9783161505805

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With thanks to Mohr Siebeck for the review copy!

Bockmuehl’s The Remembered Peter seeks out to examine the early reception history of Peter, whom Bockmuehl sees as a key figure bridging the Palestinian-Jewish « Christians » with the Gentile mission and converts. The opening paragraph of the introduction nicely summarizes the topic at hand:

This book examines the remembered impact or “footprint” of an ordinary man whose identity largely eludes historical inquiry by conventional methods. He was not born great; nor did visible greatness of merit or office come his way. Neither wealth nor power was in his grasp. He could boast of no prodigious talents or achievements. Though apparently singled out among his master’s students, there is…

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