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    DescriptionBart Ehrman, author of the bestsellers "Misquoting Jesus" and "Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code," 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; but there is no evidence to suggest that she was a prostitute, and little reason to think that she was married to Jesus. 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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    Title
    Peter, Paul and Mary Magdalene
    Subtitle
    The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bart D. Ehrman, Narrator Grover Gardner
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 68 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400102365
    ISBN 10: 1400102367
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 690
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    Libri: I-JI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55440
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: JI
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    LC subject heading:
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLCHS
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 225.922
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    DC22: 225.9/22
    LC classification: BS2515 .E37 2006D
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    30 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Bart Ehrman chairs the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Grover Gardner has narrated over 650 audiobooks, been named one of the Best Voices of the Century by "AudioFile" magazine, and has received over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, as well as two coveted Audie Awards.