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Peter as Witness to Easter

O'Collins, Gerald (2012) Peter as Witness to Easter. Theological Studies, 73 (2). pp. 263-285. ISSN 0040-5639


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The article shows how the role of Peter as the official witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ continues to be neglected by such scholars as Martin Hengel, Christian Grappe, and Rudolf Pesch. Paul, Mark, Luke (in both his Gospel and Acts), and John offer historical and theological grounds for interpreting Peter's primary (but not exclusive) role in emerging Christianity as that of spreading and gathering the community through the power of his Easter message. The article concludes by suggesting how the Petrine witness to Easter expresses itself in the ministry of the bishop of Rome.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Peter, Resurrection, Jesus Christ, Easter
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-JTC: United Faculty of Theology - Jesuit Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 12 May 2014 05:20
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2014 02:42
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1479

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