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Apostle - Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve

Tom Bissell

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A profound and moving journey into the heart of Christianity that explores the mysterious and often paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles-a book both for those of the faith and for others who seek to understand Christianity from the outside in. "Expertly researched and fascinating… Bissell is a wonderfully sure guide to these mysterious men.… This is a serious book about the origins of Christianity that is also very funny. How often can you say that?" -The Independent 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 weren't), 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 Jesus's 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 world's 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 Christianity's worldwide reach. Along the way, he engages with a host of characters-priests, paupers, a Vatican archaeologist, a Palestinian taxi driver, a Russian monk-posing 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 book-a religious, intellectual, and personal adventure fit for believers, scholars, and wanderers alike. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

14h 19m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:29


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:24


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:25


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:33


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:29


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:46


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:00


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:41


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:30


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:34


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:54


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:37


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:26


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:36


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:21


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:37


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:14


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:49


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:19


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:16


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:56


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:14


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:07


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:59


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:42


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:20


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:41


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:07


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:54


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:11


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:32


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:07


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:59


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:37


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:37


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:18


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:26


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:32


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:11


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:43


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

08:54


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:04


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:31


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:41


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:42


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:27


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:55


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:00


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:28


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:48


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:30


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

00:30