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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
Title variation
Bones that shine like fire
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 werent), 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 Jesuss 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 worlds 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 Christianitys worldwide reach. Along the way, he engages with a host of characterspriests, paupers, a Vatican archaeologist, a Palestinian taxi driver, a Russian monkposing 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 booka religious, intellectual, and personal adventure fit for believers, scholars, and wanderers alike
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • February 01, 2016
  • January 11, 2016
  • December 01, 2015
  • September 28, 2015
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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 Sebedee
Control code
BRD2015023269
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780375424663
Lccn
2015023269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375424663
  • (OCoLC)911594029
Label
Apostle, or bones that shine like fire : travels among the tombs of the twelve, Tom Bissell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-381) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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 Sebedee
Control code
BRD2015023269
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 407 pages
Isbn
9780375424663
Lccn
2015023269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375424663
  • (OCoLC)911594029

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      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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