Upon This Rock: Who Was the Apostle Peter?

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Upon This Rock: Who Was the Apostle Peter?

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Join one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars in exploring the life of St. Peter.

Peter rose from a humble background as a fisherman to become one of the greatest heroes of the faith. An apostle, preacher, bishop, and martyr, he is one of the most important figures in early Christianity. Indeed, Catholics believe that the pope is the successor to St. Peter.

Now, in this fascinating course, you will explore the powerful portraits of Peter found in the New Testament. Seven different authors depict the apostle: Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the anonymous authors of 1 and 2 Peter. Under the guidance of renowned New Testament scholar Fr. Raymond F. Collins, you will explore these diverse portrayals.

You will discover that each of the seven authors had a unique image, vision, and understanding of who Peter was. As you approach their texts, you will explore such questions as: Why did Jesus choose Peter as the rock upon which He built the Church? Why does Paul refer to him as “Cephas”? And what role did he play in early Christianity?

In Paul, you will gain an intimate portrait of Peter, and you will explore the complexities of his character in the rest of the gospels and Luke–Acts. Finally, you will explore the epistles 1 and 2 Peter.

Brilliantly taught, these 9 lectures will bring you to the heart of the New Testament.

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1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
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3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The Pauline Letters: What’s in a Name?
  • The Gospel of Mark: Simon Peter in the Oldest Story of Jesus’ Ministry
  • The Gospel of Matthew: The Keys of the Kingdom
  • New Insights into Peter from the Gospel of Luke
  • Part Two of Luke’s Story: The Acts of the Apostles
  • Preparing for the Mission to the Gentiles
  • The Fourth Gospel: A Comparative, or Perhaps Competitive, Peter
  • The First Epistle of Peter
  • The Second Epistle of Peter
About Your Presenter

Fr. Raymond F. Collins, S.T.D., is a renowned expert on the New Testament, an award-winning professor, and a visiting scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at Brown University. The former dean of the School of Religious Studies and professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America, he has also served as a member of the faculty of theology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, where he was chair of the Programs in English, long-time editor of Louvain Studies, and rector of the American College. He is a member of the Rome-based Ecumenical Pauline Colloquium. Fr. Collins earned his licentiate and doctoral degrees in sacred theology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

He is the author and/or editor of twenty books on the New Testament, including An Introduction to the New Testament (1983) and major commentaries on First Corinthians (Sacra Pagina, 1999), 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus (New Testament Library, 2002), and Second Corinthians (Paideia, 2013). An associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Fr. Collins has contributed to The Encyclopedia of ReligionThe New Jerome B...

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