|Series||American Unitarian Association. 1st series -- no.55|
|Contributions||American Unitarian Association.|
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The Apostle Peter (also known as Saint Peter, Simon Peter, and Cephas) was one of the 12 main disciples of Jesus Christ, and along with James and John, he was one of Jesus’ closest companions. After the resurrection, Peter became one of the most influential Christian leaders in the first century, and according to Catholic tradition, he was also the first pope. THE EPISTLES OF PETER. The apostle Peter was the son of Jonas or John, two different versions of the same name. Peter was not, however, his original name. He was Simeon at first, or Simon, which is the same thing; and the name Peter was given him by Christ in anticipation. 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. St. Peter the Apostle, original name Simeon or Simon, (died 64 ce, Rome [Italy]), disciple of Jesus Christ, recognized in the early Christian church as the leader of the 12 disciples and by the Roman Catholic Church as the first of its unbroken succession of popes.
There is a Church tradition which says that "Mark the disciple and interpreter of the apostle Peter wrote a short gospel at the request of the brethren at Rome, embodying what he had heard Peter tell." Thus Peter was the source of the Gospel of Mark. The Apostle Paul saw this as hypocrisy and called it such to Peter’s face (Galatians ). Later in life, Peter spent time with John Mark (1 Peter ), who wrote the gospel of Mark based on Peter’s remembrances of his time with Jesus. Apostle Peter: Selected full-text books and articles. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and . Scripture, however, offers evidence to the contrary. His last recorded book in the Bible, written between 65 and 66 A.D., does not refer to Rome. Since tradition states he likely was martyred around 67 or 68 A.D., any time spent in Rome was likely quite short. How did the apostle Peter ultimately die? We are on safe Biblical ground in stating.
Lactantius, in his book called Of the Manner in Which the Persecutors Died, written around , noted that "and while Nero reigned, the Apostle Peter came to Rome, and, through the power of God committed unto him, wrought certain miracles, and, by turning many to the true religion, built up a faithful and stedfast temple unto the Lord."Canonized: Pre-Congregation. The Apostle Peter: His Life and Writings Paperback – January 1, by W. H. Griffith Thomas (Author)/5(3). 1 Others fable that every Apostle inserted an article, by which the creed is divided into twelve articles; and a sermon, fathered upon St. Austin, and quoted by the Lord Chancellor King, fabricates that each particular article was thus inserted by each particular Apostle "Peter.—1. I believe in God the Father Almighty; "John.—2. Maker of. Peter was the first of Jesus' apostles to come forward to defend the work of Philip among the Samaritans and Paul among the gentiles; yet later on at Antioch he reversed himself when confronted by ridiculing Judaizers, temporarily withdrawing from the gentiles only to bring down upon his head the fearless denunciation of Paul.