John, the Son of Zebedee: The Life of A Legend

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T. & T. Clark, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 453 pages
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Beginning with New Testament descriptions of John as fisherman, and extending through the most recent Johannine scholarship, Alan Culpepper gathers stories from church fathers, the apocryphal acts of John, medieval sources, Victorian poets, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century historians of earliest Christianity to explore the life, exploits and the death of this most significant apostle. The resulting picture of John is one of the most important and complete, and is a fascinating account of the development of the Johannine legend, no less than the historical tradition.

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Three hundred seventy six small-print pages about the life and legends of St. John the Apostle. Culpepper is one of the foremost authorities on Johannine writings, and Iím a Culpepper fan, but this ... Read full review

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R. Alan Culpepper is Dean, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia.

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