After Acts: Exploring the Lives and Legends of the Apostles

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What happened to all those biblical figures once the Bible was finished?
We've all heard it said: "According to early church tradition Peter was crucified upside down," or "Paul went to Spain." Did Thomas found the Indian church? Or did Mary live in Ephesus? Were the twelve disciples all eventually martyred?

Where do these ancient traditions come from, and how historically reliable are they? What is meant by the term "early church tradition?" ...

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After Acts: Exploring the Lives and Legends of the Apostles

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Overview


What happened to all those biblical figures once the Bible was finished?
We've all heard it said: "According to early church tradition Peter was crucified upside down," or "Paul went to Spain." Did Thomas found the Indian church? Or did Mary live in Ephesus? Were the twelve disciples all eventually martyred?

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. Follow along with New Testament scholar, Dr. Bryan Litfin as he explores the facts, myths, legends, archaeology, and questions of what happened in those most early days of Christianity.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Thank you to NetGalley and Moody Pulishers for a free advance download of After Acts by Bryan Litfin.   After Acts is a nonfiction study of what happened to the disciples of Jesus after the account written in The Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament of the Bible.  Mr. Litfin has researched old and new texts, church tradition, and historical documents to put together a fascinating book.  The Report Card at the end of each chapter sums things up and adds to the readability of After Acts.  I'm recommending this one to my reader friends who love research and history."

Reviewed by Paula Schumm, Dec 2, 2014

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802412409
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/2015
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,034,597
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


BRYAN LITFIN grew up in Dallas, TX; Oxford, England; and Memphis, TN. He earned a degree in print journalism from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in historical theology at Dallas Seminary, and a Ph.D. in the field of ancient church history at the University of Virginia. He now serves as Professor of Theology at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. Bryan lives with his wife and two teenaged children in Wheaton, IL, and is a member of College Church in Wheaton.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Introduction
1. Matthew: biblical and post-biblical evidence
2. Mark: biblical and post-biblical evidence
3. Luke: biblical and post-biblical evidence
4. John: biblical and post-biblical evidence
5. Mary: biblical and post-biblical evidence
6. Thomas:  biblical and post-biblical evidence
7. James : biblical and post-biblical evidence
8. Other Apostles: a miscellany of other figures, including Timothy, Titus, and Andrew
9. Peter: biblical, post-biblical, and archaeological evidence
10. Paul: biblical, post-biblical, and archaeological evidence
What Do We Actually Know?

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