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David Brown

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198270188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198270186.001.0001

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Apostolicity and Conflict: Peter and Paul

Apostolicity and Conflict: Peter and Paul

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(p.293) 6 Apostolicity and Conflict: Peter and Paul
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Discipleship and Imagination
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198270186.003.0007

The conflict between Peter and Paul is explored and taken as indicative of deep‐seated conflicts within the New Testament. These, however, are not viewed negatively but as part of the creative process working towards truth, which is then seen to continue in the subsequent history of the Church, with heresy in the patristic period and Reformation conflicts alike benefiting the Church's search for the truth. The chapter then ends with an exploration of literary and artistic images of Peter and Paul and their relevance to this more complex notion of a discovered rather than established authority.

Keywords:   apostolicity, art, authority, heresy, Paul, Peter, Reformation

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