Peter, Paul & Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History & Legend

Peter Paul Mary Magdalene The Followers of Jesus in History Legend Bart Ehrman author of the highly popular Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code and Lost Christianities here takes readers on another engaging tour of the early Christian church illuminating the li

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  • Title: Peter, Paul & Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History & Legend
  • Author: Bart D. Ehrman
  • ISBN: 9780195300130
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bart Ehrman, author of the highly popular Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code and Lost Christianities, here takes readers on another engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of three of Jesus most intriguing followers Simon Peter, Paul of Tarsus, and Mary Magdalene What do the writings of the New Testament tell us about each of these key fBart Ehrman, author of the highly popular Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code and Lost Christianities, here takes readers on another engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of three of Jesus most intriguing followers Simon Peter, Paul of Tarsus, and Mary Magdalene What do the writings of the New Testament tell us about each of these key followers of Christ What legends have sprung up about them in the centuries after their deaths Was Paul bow legged and bald Was Peter crucified upside down Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute In this lively work, Ehrman separates fact from fiction, presenting complicated historical issues in a clear and informative way and relating vivid anecdotes culled from the traditions of these three followers He notes, for instance, that historians are able to say with virtual certainty that Mary, the follower of Jesus, was from the fishing village of Magdala on the shore of the Sea of Galilee this is confirmed by her name, Mary Magdalene, reported in numerous independent sources but there is no evidence to suggest that she was a prostitute this legend can be traced to a sermon preached by Gregory the Great five centuries after her death , and little reason to think that she was married to Jesus Similarly, there is no historical evidence for the well known tale that Peter was crucified upside down Ehrman also argues that the stories of Paul s miracle working powers as an apostle are legendary accounts that celebrate his importance A serious book but vibrantly written and leavened with many colorful stories, Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene will appeal to anyone curious about the early Christian church and the lives of these important figures.

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    1. Can Bart Ehrman even write a bad book? No. No, he can't. This book, like every other of his that I have read, is so beautifully precise in its scope, so judiciously edited and authoritatively sourced, that I was sorry to come to the end of it. Ehrman's prose is carefully chosen to convey exactly what he means to convey, and he makes his points while maintaining all the subtleties and caveats that come with writing about first century people. This book is divided into three parts, dealing with th [...]

    2. As usual, I find Ehrman somewhat frustrating due to his claims of academic scholarship (claims I do not generally doubt) mixed with a tendency to not separate himself completely from his former evangelical/born-againer home. But, I still read his works because he [mostly] has a good feel for the proto- and early-christian history of the first few centuries c.e. However, I was very disappointed by Peter, Paul and Mary as I don't feel he followed through with his promise to look into the legends t [...]

    3. Bart Ehrman, a Professor of Religious Studies, a fundamentalist Christian turned agnostic, and a highly published author, writes in a way that clarifies his own agnostic beliefs, but shows no contempt for the faithful. In fact, in many ways his writings might appear to encourage the faithful. Dr. Ehrman’s justification of the need to understand history is quite convincing. He says, “That is to say, at the end of the day, no one has a purely antiquarian interest, an interest in the past for i [...]

    4. When I started this book, I was skeptical. This historian from Univ. of NC Chapel Hill talks of legends and history, offers his own opinions, I believe calls himself an agnostic. However, he presents a good case of realism about Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene - the three famous followers of Jesus. He separates fact from fiction and backs up how he deciphers fact from fiction. He is well versed in the cultures of the early centuries C.E. (he prefers this over A.D.) He is recognized as a scholar o [...]

    5. I have found Ehrman's writings on the New Testament utterly fascinating, but I have also found that the more of them I read, the less there is that is new to me. This makes it difficult to say whether PP&M is not as good as Ehrman's previous books or if I have simply reached a point of diminishing returns with Ehrman. Perhaps it's a bit of both. Of all the books I've read by Ehrman, this has the least compelling premise, being the story of three significant figures in Christianity who appear [...]

    6. Bought this in 2006 and finally got around to reading it. I wish Bart Ehrman's work was available when I was taking "religion" on high school and "theology" at university. The questions of what Jesus actually said and meant, and who PP&M actually were and what they might have said or done, become a lot more problematic when you deconstruct, unpack, break down and figure out that a lot of legend has been superimposed upon the original and no longer available New Testament texts. For example, [...]

    7. What do we really know about Jesus' most famous followers, Peter, Paul and Mary Magadalene? Not much, it turns out. Most of what we think we know about them is folklore that accumulated after their deaths. We can't even trust what we read in our Bibles because of the many errors accruing from the original writings (the earliest of which were not written down until decades after Jesus' death) being copied over and over between their first appearance and the modern invention of the printing press. [...]

    8. Thought-provoking discussion of what we can know about Peter, Paul, and Mary from the canonical record and other documents, some recently discovered. Also some intriguing comments about differences in the canonical gospels that some may find troubling. This scholar and historian is well worth reading for insight into the Bible as enhanced by other documents and writers.

    9. I've read several of Ehrman's books intended for non-specialist audiences, and found this to be one of the better options. This work provides solid research that extends beyond the biblical canon, providing useful points of comparison and insight against the dominant narratives most Christians inherit. Ehrman also includes a degree of speculation, which he clearly identifies, and that doesn't serve to undermine the conclusions established by his research. A solid, readable, and thought-provoking [...]

    10. After Jesus, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Mary Magdalene are the most important figures in the history of Christianity. Jesus had twelve closest disciples, who traveled with Jesus, whom Jesus instructed separately, and who would sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel in the coming Kingdom of God. Of the twelve, Simon Peter, James the son of Zebedee, and John were the closest; they would go to places together with Jesus and witness miracles. Of these, Peter was the closest. A fisherman [...]

    11. I quite enjoy Ehrman's books on early Christianity, and this one is no exception. Published in 2006, it discusses the historical data we have on three of the most significant early followers of Jesus, with six chapters devoted to each of them. It's clear that most of the materials we do have were not written by eye witnesses, and even works credited to them were sometimes forged by someone trying to cite a voice of authority to make a point. Two of the books in the New Testament are attributed t [...]

    12. This was a very surprisingly entertaining read. Most of the information was not too new for me; but the conciseness of Ehrman's biographical depth on the Peter and Paul were absolutely fascinating. And there it goes to show that there is something always new to learn; even if it's just the opinion of the author. Simon Peter, or "Rocky" to Jesus; an illiterate, poor, fisherman from the non-eventful village of Bethsaida. A fickle, curious and overstepping man to Jesus. Wholly devoted, nevertheless [...]

    13. This may be my favorite among Ehrman books. It details the legends of three of the most important followers of Jesus in the Bible.Few of the stories told are considered historical; even stories that derive from the Bible are not considered literally true by Ehrman. For example, many of our stories come from the book of Acts, and about a quarter of Acts is made up of speeches by its characters, mostly Peter and Paul. But the speeches all sound about the same; Peter sounds like Paul and Paul sound [...]

    14. I learned all sorts of fun stuff that I was never told growing up in a Lutheran grade school. For instance, the apostles Peter and Paul didn't like each other and weren't on the same page with many of the things they believed/preached. That was certainly news to me! I'm fascinated by the differences present within the Bible itself, as well as just how different Christian religions are now from what they apparently started out to be.As expected, the sections on Peter and on Paul were robust and f [...]

    15. Erhman is definitely an expert on historical Christianity. As per the title, this book does not touch on Jesus at all, but instead expounds on the lives of three well-known figures associated with him. However, in the case of Peter and Mary, I wish he had cited the Bible more often.Erhman makes the claim that he can say little about these historical figures, but instead aims to show how they were remembered in eras after their death. However, he does so by focusing almost entirely on extra-canon [...]

    16. Having finished Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography not too long ago - and rediscovering my distaste for Bruce Chilton's approach to early church history, I wanted to refresh my palate with a reliable favorite.Peter, Paul, & Mary Magdalene does that admirably, as I knew any book by Bart D. Ehrman would. Ehrman remains accessible and interesting throughout. Of particular interest in this book, Ehrman looks not only at what we know about the early apostles (precious little), but also what those [...]

    17. I have loved all the other Ehrman books I've read and so respect his writing style and research. Hhe goes step by step through his research and thinking processes for each of the points he's trying to make, then he lets the reader decide for him/herself. He doesn't just beat you over the head with facts and his opinion.The book is divided into thirds, about one third about each of the apostles Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene, and the contributions each made to the formation of the church and orga [...]

    18. Two stars was about right for this book for me.Bart D. Ehrman is probably my favorite author when it comes to New Testament scholarship, and his books never fail to hold my interest. That having been said, this book was a rather large missed opportunity in my opinion. Much of what is said is repeated from section to section, and later traditions are not treated at all. I understand the purpose of this book was to explain what historical figure lies behind the traditions, but the traditions could [...]

    19. My Book Blog ---> allthebookblognamesaretaken.blI read Ehrman's books, not for his opinions but for the facts he presents in relation to the New Testament, of which he obviously knows thoroughly. However, our faiths differ greatly, again obviously.His writing style is easy to follow, but there is so much background information here that he used word-for-word in other texts, that gets a bit tedious. And his habit of repeating himself also gets tiresome.Here he presents Peter, Paul, and Mary Ma [...]

    20. This book took me forever to read because it just isn't one of those books that you can sit and read for long periods of time. It is a thinking book, and it had to be chunked up. However, once I got to the part about Mary Magdalene, I really had a hard time putting it down, and I think it is the strongest part of the book. The author's thoughts and opinions about women show through clearly in this part, and his idea of how women are portrayed and used in the Bible and as part of Jesus's work is [...]

    21. This is one of Ehrman's best. He goes into great detail about the lives of St. Peter, St. Paul, and Mary Magdelene, from the legends to what the Bible tells us. It is in depth and extremely comparative.Folks that believe in the inerrancy of the Bible won't like it, since it points out continuity errors in the New Testament, but for everybody else, it should provide some interesting new ways of looking at the lives of Jesus' most "well-known" followers.And if it doesn't at least somewhat change y [...]

    22. The premise of this book seemed appealing a look at the historical figures of Sts. Peter and Paul, and Mary Magdalene. Unfortunately, source material is hard to come by and the Ehrman was left repeating himself in chapter after chapter. Some of the assumptions he made about the reader's understanding of historical, biblical documents were off the mark and could have been fleshed out more descriptively. It was also very readily apparent that Ehrman has an axe to grind with Dan Brown's fictionaliz [...]

    23. Not Ehrman's best. His "just a historian" persona limits the breadth of his analysis and leads him to a lot of repetition and unnecessary jibes as conspiracy and popular writers. His How Jesus Became God is a better analysis of the meaning of the historical record embedded in the scriptures. Here, he avoids any serious exploration or speculation as to how and why the stories got (re)told the way they did. Finally, his dismissal of the gnostic tradition without seeing how it reflects the mystic t [...]

    24. I was disappointed, but I didn't hate it. What I definitely disliked was the repetition of often inconsequential and unsubstantiated—by the author's admission—details of these three important persons in the history of Christianity. After all these centuries it is difficult to pursue and define them, so Ehrman had to pad what would have been quite a good, solid article into a book-length publication. (And why, oh, why does the most assuredly fictional DaVinci Code have to rear its silly head [...]

    25. What a good book. In my view an excellent explanation of Bible and Christianity. I loved it. It makes sense and a lot of information and interpretations by B. D. Ehrman made my understanding of Christianity and history behind Christianity more clear. Perhaps there are quite a few repetitions through his book but it is unavoidable in that kind of book. I really like the writer's historical comparisons with popular bestseller "Da Vinci Code". Also the style of writing and sense for humour make thi [...]

    26. Terrific piece of work - liked it a lot more than I thought I would. Does a nice job of bringing in the noncanonical material (like the gnostic gospels), and pointing out areas of inconsistency, and sorting out some persnickety authorship issues (like which bits Paul likely did and did not write). Some readers may find his sense of humor a bit too biting. My main reason for not giving it 5 stars is that his section on Mary Magdalene duplicates a lot of stuff that he's previously published (or at [...]

    27. This book is a very illuminating look at what is known, speculated and disputed about its three subjects. Ehrman does a great job at sticking to the topic and really diving into the detail on these figures. And as usual he treats the subject with historical and scientific rigor and does not give undue deference to tradition. My one criticism is that this, like some of his other books, contains a fair amount of repetition and could easily be cut down for a more condensed and streamlined read.

    28. I've been a fan of Bart Ehrman since I was a college freshman, and this is one of his best works. With surgical precision and welcome flashes of wit, he cuts through the clutter and the Dan Brown-inspired speculation to examine Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene through accessible exegesis. While the subject matter is too dense, Ehrman nonetheless provides an enjoyably breezy tour through the texts surrounding these three seminal figures from the dawn of Christianity.

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