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Published: 02 July 2019

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198767183

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The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

David L. Eastman

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Examines major narrative elements of the martyrdom accounts of Peter and Paul and explores the variety concerning whether the apostles died separately or together, why they died, when they died, where they died, and what happened to their bodies after their deaths
  • Explores divergent presentations of Peter and Paul themselves and of their primary adversaries, the antichrist figures Nero and Simon Magus
  • Treats the various martyrdom accounts as products of social memory and thus explains why the different accounts present the purported same events so differently