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

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Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the Twelve
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Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire
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travels among the tombs of the Twelve
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Tom Bissell
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  • Apostle
  • Bones that shine like fire
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eng
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"A profound and moving 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 rich and surprising 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, vividly 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 sharp questions that range from the religious to the philosophical to the political. Written with warmth, empathy, and rare acumen, Apostle is a brilliant synthesis of travel writing, biblical history, and a deep, lifelong relationship with Christianity. The result is an unusual, erudite, and at times hilarious book--a religious, intellectual, and personal adventure fit for believers, scholars, and wanderers alike."--Jacket
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Apostle
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The author of The Disaster Artist details his visits to holy sites in Jerusalem, Rome, India and other world regions to explore the paradoxical lives, legacies and evolving identities of the 12 Apostles
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contains biographical information
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10472967
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
225.9/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2440
LC item number
.B57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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travels among the tombs of the twelve
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travels among the tombs of the twelve
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Tom Bissell
Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the Twelve, Tom Bissell
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Apostle, or, Bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the Twelve, Tom Bissell
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-381) and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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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
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ocn911594029
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780375424663
Lccn
2015023269
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)911594029

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