Quest for the Historical Apostles

Tracing Their Lives and Legacies

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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.

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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  1. W. Brian Shelton

    W. Brian Shelton

    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...

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