Jesus, The Apostles and the Early Church

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Based on Pope Benedict XVI's weekly teaching on the relationship between Christ and the Church, this book tells the drama of Jesus' first disciples - his Apostles and their associates - and how they spread Jesus' message throughout the ancient world. Far from distorting the truth about Jesus of Nazareth, insists Pope Benedict, the early disciples remained faithful to it, even at the cost of their lives.

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Overview

Based on Pope Benedict XVI's weekly teaching on the relationship between Christ and the Church, this book tells the drama of Jesus' first disciples - his Apostles and their associates - and how they spread Jesus' message throughout the ancient world. Far from distorting the truth about Jesus of Nazareth, insists Pope Benedict, the early disciples remained faithful to it, even at the cost of their lives.

Beginning with the Twelve as the foundation of Jesus' re-establishment of the Holy People of God, Pope Benedict examines the story of the early followers of Christ. He draws on Scripture and early tradition to consider such important figures as Peter, Andrew, James and John, and even Judas Iscariot. Benedict moves beyond the original Twelve to discuss Paul of Tarsus, the persecutor of Christianity who became one of Jesus' greatest disciples. Also considered are Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Barnabas, Timothy, Titus, the wife and husband "team" of Priscilla and Aquila, and such key women figures as Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mary
Magdalene, and Phoebe.

Jesus, the Apostles and the Early Church is a fascinating journey back to the origins of Christianity. It reveals how Jesus' earliest disciples faithfully conveyed the truth about the "Jesus of history" and how they laid the foundations for the Church, through whom people today can know the same Jesus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586172206
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2007
  • Pages: 163
  • Sales rank: 402,061
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents


Christ and the Church / 15 March 2006     7
"Witnesses of Christ" / 22 March 2006     12
The Gift of "Communion" / 29 March 2006     16
"Safeguarding the Gift" / 5 April 2006     20
Communion in Time: Tradition / 26 April 2006     24
The Apostolic Tradition of the Church / 3 May 2006     20
Having a "Vision from on High" / 10 May 2006     34
Peter, the Fisherman / 17 May 2006     39
Peter, the Apostle / 24 May 2006     44
Peter, the Rock / 7 June 2006     50
Andrew, the Protoclete / 14 June 2006     54
James, the Greater / 21 June 2006     60
James, the Lesser / 28 June 2006     63
John, Son of Zebedee / 5 July 2006     67
John, the Theologian / 9 August 2006     71
John, the Seer of Patmos / 23 August 2006     76
Matthew / 30 August 2006     81
Philip, the Apostle / 6 September 2006     86
Thomas the Twin / 27 September 2006     91
Bartholomew / 4 October 2006     96
Simon and Jude / 11 October 2006     100
Judas Iscariot and Matthias / 18 October 2006     104
Paul of Tarsus / 25 October 2006     109
Saint Paul's New Outlook / 8 November 2006     114
Saint Paul and the Spirit / 15 November 2006     119
Saint Paul and the Church / 22 November 2006     124
Timothy and Titus / 13 December 2006     128
Stephen, the Protomartyr / 10 January 2007     134
Barnabas, Silas (Also Called Silvanus), and Apollos / 31 January 2007     139
Priscilla and Aquila / 7 February 2007     145
Women at the Service of the Gospel / 14 February 2007     150
Scripture Index     155
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2008

    Great History Lesson!

    This book is a brief collection of 'speeches' that Pope Benedict XVI gave. Each chapter is a single speech dedicated to an apostle or to an aspect of Christianity. No one knows the history of the church better than the pope, and he does a good job of explaining it in a way that is easily understood in addition to including some advice for us to strengthen our faith. This is a very well written, little known book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2013

    Highly Recommended for all Christians

    Then, Pope Benedict XVI, sheds some truly grand insight and Theology for the Apostles, appointed by Christ, and for other holy men and women of the first century A.D.

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