St. Peter and the First Years of Christianity
Publication Date: May 16, 2023
Next to the period of Our Lord's earthly life, the apostolic age that followed was--and is--the richest and most revealing for Christians. It was then that the blueprint for living the Gospels was drawn. Abbé Constant Fouard's authoritative and reverent account, based on the Acts of the Apostles and enriched with facts from historians of Greece and Rome, offers penetrating reflections on Saints Matthew and Mark's Gospels, and an extensive outline related by Saint Luke. This timeless work, introduced by James Cardinal Gibbons, upholds the authenticity of the Sacred Scriptures and brings to life through fascinating narratives and intimate details the life of St. Peter not only as an apostle but as a man, the true story of the early Church free from modern criticism, the ancient Roman culture and religion, the moral condition of the pagan world, fascinating aspects of early Christian worship, and the ways the Holy Spirit taught the Apostles to transmit the Faith.