The Fate of the Apostles: Examining the Martyrdom Accounts of the Closest Followers of Jesus

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Nov 28, 2015 - Religion - 310 pages
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Sean McDowell offers a comprehensive, 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 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Centrality of the Resurrection
17
The Twelve apostles
25
persecution in the early Church
37
The Martyrdom of peter
55
The Martyrdom of paul
93
The Martyrdom of James the Brother of Jesus
115
The Martyrdom of John son of Zebedee
135
Martyrdom of James son of Zebedee
187
Martyrdom of philip
193
Martyrdom of Bartholomew
211
Martyrdom of Matthew
223
The Martyrdom of James son of alphaeus
231
The Martyrdom of Thaddeus
237
The Fate of the Apostles vi 17 Martyrdom of simon the Zealot
245
Conclusion
259

The Martyrdom of Thomas
157
The Martyrdom of andrew
175

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Sean McDowell is an assistant professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University. He has two Masters Degrees in Theology and Philosophy from Talbot Theological Seminary and earned his Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an internationally recognized speaker, best-selling author, and was 'Educator of the Year' for his hometown, San Juan Capistrano, in 2008.

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