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Simon Peter, an ordinary fisherman who became one of the most influential apostles of Jesus, left behind a legacy that inspires us to learn from and to apply to our lives. This 20 volume collection represents some of the most significant and insightful studies on Simon Peter from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by notable authors such as F.B. Meyer, J.R. MacDuff, and William M. Taylor. They explore the life of Peter, discuss his martyrdom, and debate his role in Rome. This collection is essential for students, scholars, pastors, historians, teachers, or anyone interested in studying the character of Simon Peter.

Check out Classic Theological Studies on the New Testament (20 vols.) for more classic commentaries and studies.

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  • Investigates Peter’s ties to Rome and Asia
  • Debates Peter as the first Pope of the Holy See
  • Offers 20 volumes of over 5,500 pages of biographies and discourses about Peter

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Saint Peter and the First Years of Christianity

  • Author: Constant Fouard
  • Translator: George F.X. Griffith
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 472

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In this volume, Constant Fouard portrays a biography of Peter as he plays a pre-eminent part during the first years of the Church’s life and his ministry in Rome. He explores Peter’s role as it expands during his travels. He also adds details such as how the Gospels of Matthew and Mark came into existence, the decadence of morality during the days of Augustus, and Zeno’s philosophy that influenced the Stoics in Rome.

Constant Fouard (1837–1903) was a French ecclesiastical writer. He studied the classics, philosophy, and made his theological studies at St-Sulpice, Paris, from 1857 to 1861. He was ordained priest in 1861 and entered the “Solitude,” the novitiate of the Sulpicians, but left on account of illness without joining the society. Fouard was appointed by the State in 1876 to the chair of Holy Scripture in the faculty of theology at Rouen. He is the author of several books including Saint Paul and His Missions, and Saint John and the Close of the Apostolic Age, and The Christ, The Son of God.

Roman Legends about the Apostles Paul and Peter

  • Author: Viktor Rydberg
  • Translator: Ottilia Von Duben
  • Publisher: Elliot Stock
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 112

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At the end of 1873, Viktor Rydberg made a journey to Paris and Italy, which inspired him to write a series of beautiful sketches, among them the Roman Legends about the Apostles Paul and Peter. Some of these Legends of the Church were still readable, especially those which concern the life and death of the great Apostles.

Viktor Rydberg (1828–1895) was a Swedish writer and a member of the Swedish Academy from 1877 to 1895. Primarily a classical idealist, he has been described as “Sweden’s last Romantic” and by 1859 was generally regarded in the first rank of Swedish novelists.

Peter: Fisherman, Disciple, Apostle

  • Author: F.B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Morgan & Scott Ltd.
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 240

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F.B. Meyer claims in this biography that Peter is very similar to us, and shows how God used events in Peter’s life to shape him into a follower of Christ. He analyzes Peter’s background and character to bring insight into his actions, and examines how the act of following God can shape our lives in the same way as he shaped Peter’s life.

F.B. Meyer (1847–1929) was a contemporary and friend of D.L. Moody and A.C. Dixon. He was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England who was involved in ministry and inner city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Samuel the Prophet, Paul: A Servant of Jesus Christ, and Joshua and the Land of Promise.

Nine Lectures upon the History of Saint Peter

  • Author: Henry Blunt
  • Edition: Ninth
  • Publisher: J. Hatchaard and Son
  • Publication Date: 1833
  • Pages: 236

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Henry Blunt delivered nine lectures about the history of St. Peter during Lent in 1829 at the Church of St. Luke in London. He points out some of the admirable points in the character of St. Peter and illustrates some of the striking situations in which he was placed.

Henry Blunt (1794–1843) was an evangelical cleric of the Church of England. He introduced an early parish magazine, Poor Churchman’s Evening Companion, in his London parish of Chelsea. He is also the author of Lectures on the History of Abraham and Jacob and A Family Exposition of the Pentateuch: Numbers-Deuteronomy.

Studies in the Life and Character of St. Peter

  • Author: H.A. Birks
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1887
  • Pages: 27

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H.A. Birks presents a character study of Peter as an example for our own lives, and intends for us to understand Peter more from learning about his conflicts, struggles, hopes, and fears. Birks also includes an introduction where he discusses the problems people come across with reading their Bibles and the benefits of reading it regularly.

H.A. Birks was scholar of Trinity College in Cambridge. He was formerly assistant tutor in the London College of Divinity.

The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Peter

  • Author: Thomas Collins Simon
  • Publisher: Seeleys
  • Publication Date: 1852
  • Pages: 332

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Thomas Simon investigates Peter’s relation to the Church of Rome and his alleged presence in the city of Rome. He ponders whether Peter was in Europe for 25 years or for only a few days before his death after leaving the East. Simon draws from various testimonies and the Ante-Nicene and Post-Nicene records to document the mission and martyrdom of Peter that brings his investigation to a conclusion.

Thomas Collins Simon is the author of The Nature and Elements of the External World.

St. Peter, His Name and His Office

  • Author: Thomas W. Allies
  • Edition: Second
  • Publisher: R. Washbourne
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 333

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Drawing heavily on Latin commentary by Father Passaglia, Thomas Allies provides elaborate clarification on Papal authority as a continuation of visible spiritual government on earth. The author provides commentary on doctrine from early church fathers such as St. Ambrose, St. Chrysostom, St. Basil, and Irenaeus in order to further his defense of the Papacy.

Thomas W. Allies (1813–1903) was an English historical writer specializing in religious subjects. He was one of the Anglican churchmen who joined the Roman Catholic Church in the early period of the Oxford Movement.

The Prince of the Apostles: A Study

  • Authors: Paul James Francis and Spencer Jones
  • Publisher: The Lamp Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 268

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Authors Paul Francis and Spencer Jones argue that the Church of Rome is the largest and most famous church in Christendom and the mother of Christianity. Their aim is to broach the argument for the other side, to pray earnestly for the reunion of the Church of England with the Church of Rome, and to discuss at the proper time and place the ways and means by which a consummation may be achieved. Their argument sums up what is taught in Catholic apologetics about St. Peter.

Paul James Francis was the editor of The Lamp, an Anglo-Roman monthly that advocates the reunion of the Anglican Church with the Apostolic See of Rome.

Spencer Jones was president of the Society of St. Thomas of Canterbury, and author of England and the Holy See.

St. Peter in Rome and His Tomb on the Vatican Hill

  • Author: Arthur Stapylton Barnes
  • Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim.
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 470

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In this volume, Arthur Barnes provides a character sketch of St. Peter at Rome, beginning with his first journey there and ending with his martyrdom. He then traces the historical wanderings of Peter’s body since his death, and where his tomb really lies.

Arthur Stapylton Barnes (1861–1936) studied theology and was ordained to the Anglican priesthood. In 1889, he became vicar of St. Ives, Hunts, and was vicar of the Hospital of St. Mary and St. Thomas, Ilford, from 1893 to 1895, when he entered the Roman Catholic Church. He then studied at Rome for the priesthood and was engaged in diocesan work at Westminster until his appointment as Roman Catholic chaplain to Cambridge University. In addition to several brief studies, he wrote The Popes and the Ordinal and St. Peter at Rome. He was also the contributor of several articles for the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.

St. Peter: Was He Ever at Rome, and Bishop of the Church at Rome? A Historico-Critical Enquiry

  • Author: Johann Otto Ellendorf
  • Translator: Thomas Briscoe
  • Publisher: Oxford
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 101

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According to tradition, Peter was not only in Rome, but he also served as the Bishop of the Church and even died there. The sources for the historical tradition divide themselves into two parts: the apocryphal and the real. Johann Ellendorf subjects this tradition to a historical-critical test. The process of the inquiry at the heart of this study will either validate or invalidate this tradition.

Johann Otto Ellendorf was a Roman Catholic writer. In 1826, he was rector at the secondary school of his native place. In 1841, he was called to Berlin as professor of jurisprudence. He was author of several books including Der heilige Bernhard von Clairvaux, Die Katholische Kirche Preussens, Thomas Becket, Die Karolinger, Die Moral und Politik der Jesuiten, Ist Petmus in Rom gewesen?, and Die Stellung, der spanischen Kirche.

Was the Apostle Peter Ever at Rome?

  • Author: Mason Gallagher
  • Publisher: Hunt & Eaton
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 284

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In this volume, Mason Gallagher seeks proof to support the Roman claim of the Primacy of Peter. The Roman Catholic Church declares that Peter lived in Rome, was Bishop of Rome, and handed down apostolic power to his successors. Gallagher searches traditions and Patristic literature to find answers.

Mason Gallagher was a minister with the Protestant Episcopal Church for over twenty years, and then was a minister of the Reformed Episcopal Church. He is the author of True Churchmanship Vindicated, The Duty and Necessity of Revision, A Chapter of Unwritten History, and The True Historic Episcopate.

St. Peter Non-Roman in his Mission, Ministry, and Martyrdom

  • Author: Robert Maguire
  • Publisher: Seeley, Jackson, & Halliday
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 189

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Drawing from traditional and historical sources, Robert Maguire argues against the Papal claim of succession through a long line of Roman Bishops, Pontiffs, and Popes traced back to St. Peter. He states this claim actually fails to connect to Peter, and boldly challenges that St. Peter was not the first Roman Pontiff. He also proves that there is no early or sufficient evidence of Peter ever having been at Rome. His conclusion, therefore, declares all Papal claims to succession invalid.

Robert Maguire served as vicar of an Anglican parish church in Clerkenwell, London. He was one of the most energetic founders of the Church of England Temperance Society, and was its first honorary secretary.

The Exalted Fisherman

  • Author: Joseph Nelson Greene
  • Series: Classic Studies on the Apostle Peter
  • Publisher: The Methodist Book Concern
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 342

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Here Joseph Greene writes a practical and devotional study in the life and experiences of the Apostle St. Peter. He treats each prominently recorded incident in Peter’s life chronologically, and divides these events into three parts: The Testing Time, The Season of Service, and The Days of Decline.

Joseph Nelson Greene is the author of The Gospel in Literature and The Funeral, Its Conduct And Proprieties, and The Portrait of the Prodigal Life Studies in the Experiences of the Prodigal Son.

The Life of the Apostle Peter: In a Series of Practical Discourses

  • Author: Alfred Lee
  • Publisher: Standford and Swords
  • Publication Date: 1852
  • Pages: 379

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Alfred Lee discusses nine character sketches of Peter throughout his years before, during, and after Jesus’ earthly ministry. He draws his information from the Bible, examining Peter’s transformation from fisherman to apostle to his dying days.

Alfred Lee was bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Delaware.

The Footsteps of St. Peter: Being the Life and Times of the Apostle

  • Author: J.R. MacDuff
  • Publisher: James Nisbet & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 677

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Profile the footsteps of St. Peter as J.R. MacDuff studies Scripture and external sources. He details the political and religious dynamics of Peter’s early days, his introduction to and discipleship under Jesus, his involvement with the early church, and his inclusion of the gentiles into the church. He also explores Galilee where Peter lived and practiced his trade as a fisherman. MacDuff then examines Peter’s epistles and their claim to a place in the canon, concluding with Peter’s final days at the church of Babylon and being taken prisoner to Rome.

J.R. MacDuff (1818–1895) was a prolific author of religious essays. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and was ordained as minister of Kettins in 1843. His best known books were The Prophet of Fire, Memories of Bethany, Memories of Gennesaret, The Shepherd and His Flock, Sunset on the Hebrew Mountains, Comfort Ye, and The Golden Gospel. In 1857, he was appointed by the General Assembly a member of their Hymnal Committee. His 31 hymns appeared in his Altar Stones and were also included with his later poems in The Gates of Praise.

The Life of Peter the Apostle

  • Author: William A. Alcott
  • Publisher: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society
  • Publication Date: 1836
  • Pages: 201

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This volume contains William Alcott’s history of Peter based on Scripture, setting forth his true character–from his faults and follies to his noble deeds and good qualities. He encourages readers to imitate Peter’s good qualities and avoid his occasional rashness.

William A. Alcott (1798–1859) was an American educator, educational reformer, physician, and author of over 100 books. His works include a wide range of topics including educational reform, physical education, school house design, family life, and diet.

Saint Peter the Apostle of Asia

  • Author: W.S. Auchincloss
  • Publisher: W.S. Auchincloss
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 154

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W.S. Auchincloss draws from historical records to write a biography about the Apostle Peter’s early years in Galilee, his maturing life in and near Jerusalem, and his declining years in countries bordering the Black Sea. He calls Peter the Apostle of Asia because he claims that records point in that direction, not to the tradition that transplants Peter from the East to the West.

W.S. Auchincloss (1842–1928) is the author of several books including Auchincloss’ Chronology of the Holy Bible, Waters within the Earth and Laws of Rainflow, and Christianity and the Britons.

Peter the Apostle

  • Author: William M. Taylor
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 390

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Peter demonstrates the same infirmities as the rest of us in this biography by William M. Taylor. Peter was a warm-hearted, impulsive, and often blundering apostle. The author seeks to bring lessons from Peter’s errors and triumphs that are helpful to Christians in the midst of the trials and temptations of modern life.

William M. Taylor (1829–1895) was an American Congregational minister. He graduated at the University of Glasgow in 1849, and at the divinity hall of the United Presbyterian Church, Edinburgh in 1852. He was pastor of churches in Britain until 1872. Taylor published numerous volumes of sermons and discourses including The Scottish Pulpit from the Reformation to the Present Day.

Simon Peter: His Early Life and Times

  • Author: Charles S. Robinson
  • Publisher: American Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 320

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This volume contains lectures on Peter, arranged in the form of a biographical sketch and following the order of the harmonies of the Gospels. Charles Robinson intended this work to help those who love Peter through the rehearsal of Peter’s weaknesses and strengths.

Charles S. Robinson (1829–1899) was a pastor who edited and compiled hymns. In 1855, he was ordained by the Presbytery of Troy and served as pastor of the Park Street (Presbyterian) church. Robinson was editor of the Illustrated Christian Weekly from 1876 to 1877, and compiled and published several successful hymn books. The first was the Songs of the Church which was revised as the Songs for the Sanctuary in 1865 and was widely adopted. He also wrote Spiritual Songs and the hymn book series Laudes Domini.

Horæ Petrinæ: or, Studies in the Life of St. Peter

  • Author: J.S. Howson
  • Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1883
  • Pages: 172

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J.S. Howson’s biography of Peter examines how he appears and acts in different parts of the New Testament. He shows Peter’s natural and religious character, and his harmony with the circumstances in which he was placed. Howson traces how Peter’s faith and character developed throughout his life, and examines Peter’s connection to Rome.

J.S. Howson (1816–1885) was born at Giggleswick-on-Craven, Yorkshire. He became senior classical master at the Liverpool College in 1845 under his friend W. J. Conybeare, whom he succeeded as principal in 1849. He held this post until 1865, and it was largely due to his influence that a similar college for girls was established at Liverpool. Howson’s chief literary production was The Life and Epistles of St. Paul in which he collaborated with Conybeare.


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