Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies

Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies

by W. Brian Shelton

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Overview

The stories and contributions of the apostles provide an important entrée into church history. This comprehensive historical and literary introduction uncovers their lives and legacies, underscoring the apostles' impact on the growth of the early church. The author collects and distills the histories, legends, symbols, and iconography of the original twelve and locates figures such as Paul, Peter, and John in the broader context of the history of the apostles. He also explores the continuing story of the gospel mission and the twelve disciples beyond the New Testament.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801098550
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 876,467
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

W. Brian Shelton (PhD, Saint Louis University), an expert on early Christianity and patristics, is chief academic officer of Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Georgia. He is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities' Leadership Development Institute and the Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellowship Symposium.

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction: The Quest
1. The Path
2. Peter: The Rooster
3. Andrew: The Saltire
4. James: The Scallop Shell
5. John: The Eagle
6. Philip: The Bread
7. Bartholomew: The Knife
8. Thomas: The Builder
9. Matthew: The Publican
10. James: The Lesser
11. Jude: The Exorcist
12. Simon: The Zealot
13. Matthias: The Elected
14. Paul: The Sword
15. The Discovery
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