Fate of the apostles : examining the martyrdom accounts of the closest followers of Jesus

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Fate of the apostles : examining the martyrdom accounts of the closest followers of Jesus

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The Book of Martyrs by John Foxe written in the 16th century has long been the go-to source for studying the lives and martyrdom of the apostles. Whilst other scholars have written individual treatments on the more prominent apostles such as Peter, Paul, John, and James, there is little published information on the other apostles. In The Fate of the Apostles, Sean McDowell offers a comprehensive, reasoned, historical analysis of the fate of the twelve disciples of Jesus along with the apostles Paul, and James. McDowell assesses the evidence for each apostle’s martyrdom as well as determining its significance to the reliability of their testimony. The question of the fate of the apostles also gets to the heart of the reliability of the kerygma: did the apostles really believe Jesus appeared to them after his death, or did they fabricate the entire story? How reliable are the resurrection accounts? The willingness of the apostles to die for their faith is a popular argument in resurrection studies and McDowell offers insightful scholarly analysis of this argument to break new ground within the spheres of New Testament studies, Church History, and apologetics.

ISBN

978-1472465207

Publication Date

2-24-2016

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Routledge

City

New York

Keywords

Christian martyrs, Apostles, death

Disciplines

Christianity | History of Christianity

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The centrality of the resurrection -- The Twelve Apostles -- Persecution in the early church -- The martyrdom of Peter -- The martyrdom of Paul -- The martyrdom of James, the brother of Jesus -- The martyrdom of John, son of Zebedee -- The martyrdom of Thomas -- The martyrdom of Andrew -- Martyrdom of James, son of Zebedee -- Martyrdom of Philip -- Martyrdom of Bartholomew -- Martyrdom of Matthew -- The Martyrdom of James, son of Alphaeus -- The Martyrdom of Thaddeus -- Martyrdom of Simon the Zealot -- Martyrdom of Matthias

Fate of the apostles : examining the martyrdom accounts of the closest followers of Jesus

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