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Jesus, the Apostles and the Early Church [Kindle Edition]

Pope Benedict XVI
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Based on Pope Benedict XVI's weekly teaching on the relationship between Christ and the Church, this book tells the drama of Jesus' first disciples — his Apostles and their associates — and how they spread Jesus' message throughout the ancient world. Far from distorting the truth about Jesus of Nazareth, insists Pope Benedict, the early disciples remained faithful to it, even at the cost of their lives.

Beginning with the Twelve as the foundation of Jesus' re-establishment of the Holy People of God, Pope Benedict examines the story of the early followers of Christ. He draws on Scripture and early tradition to consider such important figures as Peter, Andrew, James and John, and even Judas Iscariot. Benedict moves beyond the original Twelve to discuss Paul of Tarsus, the persecutor of Christianity who became one of Jesus' greatest disciples. Also considered are Stephen, the first Christian martyr, Barnabas, Timothy, Titus, the wife and husband "team" of Priscilla and Aquila, and such key women figures as Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Phoebe.

Jesus, the Apostles and the Early Church is a fascinating journey back to the origins of Christianity. It reveals how Jesus' earliest disciples faithfully conveyed the truth about the "Jesus of history" and how they laid the foundations for the Church, through whom people today can know the same Jesus.



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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 223 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press (4 Mar. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004QOB8Y8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,887 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format:Hardcover
Both "The Apostles: The Origin of the Church and Their Co-Workers" and "Jesus, The Apostles and the Early Church" contain the same text, namely Benedict XVI's teaching at his General Audiences from March 2006 to February 2007 on the Apostles and the Early Church. Do not follow Amazon's recommendation to buy both as they have the same text in spite of different titles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus and the Apostles 9 July 2013
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Another great book from Pope benedict XV1. Anything written by Pope Emeritus Benedict is well and truly worth reading because he has this great gift of making difficult topics understandable by the layperson, without being patronising
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shedding light 11 April 2014
By Sasha
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This short book brings the figures of the apostles to life, looking at the human dimension as well as their crucial role in the early Christian movement. The exposition is clear and can be read by anyone, including young people. It would be an excellent teaching tool for teachers of religion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus the apostles & the early church 7 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Very interesting and educational. It is great to read what the pope says about Jesus the apostles and the early church, as it can get confusing to the man on the street. Well worth buying
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