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Re: [XTalk] supposed ossuary of Peter in Jerusalem

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  • Marcia Dietrich
    ... just ... comes, ... premise ... from, ... hardly ... about ... (Death and ... Many thanks Jeffrey, The book you recommended is quite a bargain so will
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      --- In crosstalk2@yahoogroups.com, "Jeffrey B. Gibson"
      <jgibson000@c...> wrote:
      >
      > I met the author of this self published piece some time ago. Let's
      just
      > say that both (a) the title of the larger "book" from which it
      comes,
      > namely, _Rome in the Red_ , as well as (b) the basic (faulty)
      premise
      > underlies all you'll find there and that the author was "arguing"
      from,
      > namely, that if one could show that the bones of Peter had not been
      > found under St. Peter's basilica was wrong, then the whole of
      > Catholicism and Catholic doctrine collapses, shows that this is
      hardly
      > top notch scholarship..
      >
      > To get a good initial grounding in the just what the traditions
      about
      > Peter's death and burial are as well in how they have been viewed by
      > critical scholarship, you would do well to look at Chapter 13
      (Death and
      > Burial at Rome) of Michael. Grant's _St. Peter_ (Scribner, 1994).
      >
      > Yours,
      >
      > Jeffrey Gibson


      Many thanks Jeffrey,

      The book you recommended is quite a bargain so will probably check
      that out. Amazon.com has it listed as _Saint Peter: A Biography_ by
      Michael Grant (Scribner 1995) if anyone else is interested.

      Marcia
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