Book Title: The Complete Guide to the Papacy in the Bible
Author(s): Christiaan Kappes, William Albrecht
ASIN : B0BP1SYRZ4
Publisher : Patristic Pillars press (4 Dec. 2022)
Language : English
File size : 2628 KB
The Complete Guide to the Papacy in the Bible . The Petrine verses (or Biblical passages referring to St. Peter, his role, and the office of the papacy) are perhaps the most controverted passages in the history of Christianity in the last 1, 000 years. This study of St. Peter’s role in the Bible puts to rest any doubts about the true sources for and meaning behind Jesus’s commission to St. Peter (Matthew 16:18), not to mention numerous other passages from both the Old and New Testaments. Employing language accessible to an average reader, all historically debated passages about St. Peter and the papacy are unpacked so that their relation to the rest of the Bible becomes clear. No stone or rock is left unturned. In addition to presenting material neglected in modern studies of the papacy in the Holy Bible, the reader will be shocked by the sheer number of discoveries made about the office of the papacy all over the New Testament. In the final chapters, the earliest Christian writers are investigated for their treatments of the Petrine passages, culminating in later patristic and conciliar witnesses to the role of the papacy that is in harmony with the first three centuries of Christianity.