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Peter in Rome: A Bibliography

I have compiled a select bibliography of the scholarship on whether or not Peter went to Rome and was executed in the capital. Please email me if you would like to see other sources included in this bibliography:

  • Bauckham, Richard. “The Martyrdom of Peter in Early Christian Literature.” In Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt, Part II, vol. 26/1. Edited by W. Haase. Berlin and New York: de Gruyter, 1992), 539-595.
  • Baur, Ferdinand Christian. “Die Christuspartei in der korinthischen Gemeinde, der Gegensatz des paulinischen und petrinischen Christentums in der ältesten Kirche, der Apostel Petrus in Rom.” Tübinger Zeitschrift für Theologie 4 (1831): 61-206.
  • Bockmuehl, Markus. The Remembered Peter: In Ancient Reception and Modern Debate. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 1.262. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010.
  • Bockmuehl, Markus. Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory: The New Testament Apostle in the Early Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.
  • Bond, Helen K. and Hurtado, Larry W. Editors. Peter in Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Cullmann, Oscar. Peter: Disciple, Apostle, Martyr. Translated from the German by Floyd V. Filson. Philadelphia: The Westminster. Press, 1953.
  • Eastman, David L. The Ancient Martyrdom Accounts of Peter and Paul. Atlanta: SBL, 2015.
  • Ehrman, Bart D. Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Goulder, Michael W. “Did Peter Ever Go to Rome?” Scottish Journal of Theology 57.4 (2004) 377–96.
  • Heid, Stefan. Editor. Petrus und Paulus in Rom: Eine interdisziplinäre Debatte. Freiburg: Herder, 2011.
  • Hengel, Martin. Saint Peter: The Underestimated Apostle. Translated by Thomas H. Trapp. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.
  • Lampe, Peter. From Paul to Valentinus: Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.
  • Lietzmann, Hans. Petrus und Paulus in Rom: Liturgische und Archäologische Studien. Bonn: Verlag, 1915.
  • McDowell, Sean. The Fate of the Apostles: Examining the Martyrdom Accounts of the Closest Followers of Jesus. Surrey and Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2015.
  • O’ Connor, Daniel William. Peter in Rome: The Literary, Liturgical, and Archeological Evidence. New York: Columbia University Press, 1969.
  • Perkin, Pheme. Peter: Apostle for the Whole Church. Second Edition. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2000.
  • Wenham, John. “Did Peter Go to Rome in AD 42?” Tyndale Bulletin 23 (1972): 94-102.
  • Zweirlein, Otto. Petrus in Rom: die literarischen Zeugnisse. Mit einer kritischen Edition der Martyrien des Petrus und Paulus auf neuer handschriftlicher Grundlage. Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte, Bd. 96. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2009.
  • Zweirlein, Otto. Petrus und Paulus in Jerusalem und Rom. Vom Neuen Testament zu den apokryphen Apostelakten. UaLG 109. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2013.

Here are all the passages that I will be dealing with over the course of this series:

  • Galatians 2:1-10
  • Romans 16
  • 1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:22 (cf. Dionysius of Corinth, in Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 2.25.8)
  • Acts 12:17
  • 1 Peter 5:13
  • 2 Peter 1:13-15
  • John 21:18-19
  • 1 Clement 5:4
  • Ignatius, Romans 4.3
  • Justin Martyr, First Apology 26; 56 (cf. Irenaeus, Against Heresies 1.23.1-4; Hippolytus, Refutation of all Heresies 6.15; Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 2.14.1-6; 2.17.1; Jerome, Illustrious Men 1)
  • Irenaeus, Against Heresies 3.1.1; 3.3.2
  • Clement of Alexandra, in Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 2.15.1-2; 6.14.5-7 and Adumbrationes on 1 Peter 5:13
  • Tertullian, Prescription against Heretics 36; Scorpion’s Sting 15
  • Gaius, in Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 2.25.6-7
  • The Acts of Peter
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