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The Resource Apostle : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell

Apostle : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell

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Apostle : travels among the tombs of the twelve
Title
Apostle
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travels among the tombs of the twelve
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Tom Bissell
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eng
Summary
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.From the Hardcover edition
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Bissell, Tom
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225.9/22
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LC call number
BS2440
LC item number
.B57 2016ab
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  • Apostles
  • Church history
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Apostles
  • Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Church history
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Apostle : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 08 min., 59 sec.))
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online
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9780399567896
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4CE71577-4A09-4FE7-90A0-46B84A36CACE
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Label
Apostle : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 08 min., 59 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780399567896
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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sound
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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4CE71577-4A09-4FE7-90A0-46B84A36CACE
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  • (OCoLC)942737583
  • ocn942737583
  • 2999871
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