A Review Of The Literary Record In The Light Of Scriptural Evidence

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Theology Ambassador College

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Theology

by David John Albert

June 1973

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I. Introduction.  The Problem of the Study.  The Purpose of the Study. The Method of the Study

II. The Biblical Record. Two Different Commissions.  No Peter in Romans.

The Roman Imprisonments and Epistles

III. Where Peter Was.  Babylon Did Exist.  Biblical Evidence or Christian Tradition?

A Hostile Frontier — Barrier to Communication

IV. The First Century. — Clement Of Rome And Ignatius.  Clement of Rome.  Ignatius

V. The Second Century. — Irenaeus, Dionysius, And Clement Of Alexandria.  Irenaeus. Dionysius of Corinth.  Clement of Alexandria.  The Development of Tradition

VI. The Third Century. — Tertullian And Origen.

VII. The Fourth Century. — Eusebius, Lactantius, And Jerome.  Eusebius.  Martyrdom under Nero.  67 or 68?  How Historical is Eusebius’ History?  Lactantius and Jerome

VIII. Conclusions. Tradition or Theory? Need for Peter in Rome?