“Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?” This question has no doubt crossed the minds (and perhaps lips) of many in the NT guild when they encounter attempts at a distinctly Petrine theology. Such endeavors (and the scholars who advance them) often face severe skepticism on methodological grounds. In the settled opinion of critical scholarship, neither Petrine epistle is considered authentic, nor does the NT contain a depiction of Peter not skewed by theological and/or polemical concerns. How can we be sure that the portrayal of Peter faithfully reflects the historical man and his message?

Reuniting the Simon of history and the Peter of faith is the burden of Gene Green’s magnum opus Vox Petri. Cutting across the grain of much contemporary scholarship, Green argues that reliable information for Peter’s thought and theology can be found in the Gospel of Mark, the Petrine speeches in...

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