Saint Peter

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Better Essays

    TITLE In the book The Cult of the Saints, Peter Brown explore the rise and function of the cult of the saints, and the religious practices and cultural life of people in the early church. Peter Brown opposes the popular “two-tiered model” and offers an alternative model. The “two-tiered model” is the theory that the cult of the saints was a “popular religion” and started by the “vulgar” bringing in their superstitious practices and the elite just have to succumb to it. However, Brown comes up with an alternative model, that the elite were actually the ones who were responsible for the rise of the cult of the saints. The elite, especially the bishops, were the original leaders of the cult of the saints. In order to more thoroughly explain Peter Brown’s alternative model, I will use three juxtapositions that best explain his thesis, and they are: the elite and the “vulgar,” heaven and earth, and proximity and distance. In the “two-tiered model” the belief is that the lower class, the “vulgar,” led to the rise of the cult of the saints, and that it was just the lower class misinterpreting, and twisting it. Brown cites Dean Milman who states that “As Christianity worked downwards into the lower classes of society, as it received the crude and ignorant barbarians within…

    • 1498 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    Peter’s in Rome was rebuilt in the 16th century, and it replaced a very old basilican structure. St. Peters was built under the supervision of two different Popes, Nicholas V and Julius II. Very little was accomplished under Nicholas’s reign, but the work was completed under Julius’ reign. The work began on Aril, 18, 1506 and the work continued through a succession of architects: Bramante, Raphael, Peruzzi, and Sangallo which all made huge changes to the design. Then the dome of St. Peters was…

    • 881 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    This moment occurs in the center of the painting. Behind the central group, to the left Saint Peter finds the money, and to the right, he pays the tax. Which depicts the importance for the church to indirectly collect the indulgence of the people. In this religious painting it can be seen the disciples around Jesus, who is in the center of the painting (13). One of the facts that can be observe is that all individuals have a "gold-leaf halo" in their heads, which could represent the holiness of…

    • 770 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Saint Luke The Evangelist

    • 1003 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Saint Luke the Evangelist is a very humble person willing to help other, especially if it is ordered by God to do so. Saint Luke has devoted his life to Christianity and Jesus, known for being a man of many crafts, and a close friend of the Apostle Paul. Luke is also known for his good relationship with the women around him, and Jesus himself. Luke was such a good servant of God and Jesus that he was allowed to have an influence on the bible, including having a book named after him. According…

    • 1003 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Simon Peter—The Believer, The Denier, The Rock Jesus had twelve particular apostles to whom he entrusted his ministry, including Matthew, Thomas, and Simon Peter (356). Simon was a fisherman who left his life to follow Jesus. Jesus gave him the name Peter, which comes from the Latin word “petra,” which means rock (Matthew 4:18). Jesus told Peter that he was the rock upon which Jesus would build the Church (Matthew 16:18). Mark, one of the four Evangelists, was a disciple of Peter. Mark’s gospel…

    • 1086 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    Peter, referred to as Cephas in the text, came to Paul in Antioch and was of the stance that a Jewish law such as circumcision was required for all Christians no matter their previous faith. With Peter being another apostle, he is an established source for God’s Gospel and his word is valued highly due to his status. However, when coming to Paul’s domain, he displays hypocritical behavior as he avoids the already circumcised people. Paul questions him with, “But when I saw that they were not…

    • 2034 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Good Essays

    12 Disciple Analysis

    • 1176 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Home » Bible Questions » Who were the 12 disciples? Who were the 12 disciples? The names of the twelve disciples of Jesus are Peter, James (the son of Zebedee), John, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James (the son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot. (Matthew 10:1-4 and Luke 6:12-16) [1] 12 Apostles Peter James John Andrew Bartholomew or Nathanael James, the Lesser or Younger Judas Jude or Thaddeus Matthew or Levi Philip Simon the Zealot Thomas The…

    • 1176 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Saint Cyprian calls to this situation “will be the fuel and cause of all heresy and schism”. Today’s is the result of his thought. One pillar that he used was Augustine that was placed to a bishop for the community but always he submits to the authority and for this he was able to believe in the Church. It is real that he was scared to the pope because he was called to face him in a conversation but he was not able to do…

    • 1182 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Summarizing Thomas Aquinas, one can say that the church is universal in that it spans across the entire globe, to all people, and through all time. As technology continues to make the world smaller, the concept of the church spanning across the globe and to all types of people has grown easier to grasp. However, the church expanding throughout all time can seem to be somewhat of a mystery. In addition to believers alive today, the church also includes all the saints who are with the Lord, or as…

    • 1062 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    empathy is to know and understand what another person is experiencing as if “walking in their shoes” with a certain sensitivity. As with love, empathy is shown with compassion, kindness, and humility. Paul said, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2, NIV). “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” (Romans 12:15, NIV). “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than…

    • 1039 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50