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The Resource Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell

Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell

Label
Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the twelve
Title
Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire
Title remainder
travels among the tombs of the twelve
Statement of responsibility
Tom Bissell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A journey into the heart of Christianity that explores the mysterious and often paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles -- a book both for those of the faith and for others who seek to understand Christianity from the outside in. Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: Who were these men? What was their relationship to Jesus? Tom Bissell provides answers to these ancient, elusive questions. He examines not just who these men were (and weren't), but also how their identities have taken shape over the course of two millennia. Ultimately, Bissell finds that the story of the apostles is the story of early Christianity: its competing versions of Jesus's ministry, its countless schisms, and its ultimate evolution from an obscure Jewish sect to the global faith we know today in all its forms and permutations. In his quest to understand the underpinnings of the world's largest religion, Bissell embarks on a years-long pilgrimage to the supposed tombs of the Twelve Apostles. He travels from Jerusalem and Rome to Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, India, and Kyrgyzstan, capturing the rich diversity of Christianity's worldwide reach. Along the way, he engages with a host of characters -- priests, paupers, a Vatican archaeologist, a Palestinian taxi driver, a Russian monk -- posing questions that range from the religious to the philosophical to the political
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bissell, Tom
Dewey number
225.9/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2440
LC item number
.B57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apostles
  • Church history
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Label
Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Judas Iscariot -- Bartholomew -- Historesai: on Paul -- Philip & James, son of Alpheaus -- Peter -- Andrew -- John -- Thomas -- Christos: on Jesus Christ -- Simon the Cananaean & Thaddaeus -- Matthew -- James, son of Zebedee
Control code
ocn911594029
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780375424663
Lccn
2015023269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025814438
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911594029
Label
Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Judas Iscariot -- Bartholomew -- Historesai: on Paul -- Philip & James, son of Alpheaus -- Peter -- Andrew -- John -- Thomas -- Christos: on Jesus Christ -- Simon the Cananaean & Thaddaeus -- Matthew -- James, son of Zebedee
Control code
ocn911594029
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780375424663
Lccn
2015023269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025814438
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911594029

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