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Part One: Peter's Roman Sojourn and Position

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This chapter discusses Peter's Roman Sojourn and describes the Roman tradition of Peter's death. Though one would have good reason to think that the old question of Peter's Roman sojourn and martyrdom had been terminated, this has not been the case. Despite the positive attitude in recent times of many Protestant theologians to favor the traditional view (Harnack, Lietzmann), some have again voiced themselves against it. The lists of monarchical bishops of the Roman Church presented by Hegesippus and Irenaeus point to the fact that the mere historical presence of Peter in Rome and his episcopacy, as well as his tomb, were the only reasons for relying on Mt. I6, I8. The chapter also discusses the Catholic-Protestant arguments on the question of Peter's sojourn in Rome.

Keywords: Peter's death; Peter's Roman Sojourn



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