From Torah to Paul

The Prehistory of the Catholic Church

By Karl L. Oakes

From Torah to Paul

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  • Publication Date: 12/1/2016
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From Torah to Paul

The Prehistory of the Catholic Church

By Karl L. Oakes

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  • ISBN: 9781498296014
  • Pages: 216
  • Publication Date: 12/1/2016
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About-

Where did the Catholic Church come from? Ask any Roman Catholic this question and, without a moment's hesitation, they will tell you they are the heirs of St. Peter. He was the first pope, leading and guiding the young Christian movement from Rome. This claim can be traced back to the first century Epistle of Clement to James. The second-century embellishment, known as the Teaching of Simon Cephus, asserts that Peter served in Rome for twenty-five years.

However, there is not a single, solitary scrap of Scripture that places Peter at Rome. Not one. In the Acts of the Apostles, we read of Peter at Joppa, at Caesarea, he made a trip up to Syrian Antioch, and he played a major role in the Jerusalem Council in AD 49. When Paul wrote to the saints at Rome in AD 57, he greeted about twenty of the faithful by name--but not Peter, the supposed bishop. Paul was imprisoned in Rome from AD 60 to AD 62, and wrote at least five epistles during that period. Again, Peter is strangely missing.

From Torah to Paul advances a provocative new theory of church history. Far from being the heirs of St. Peter, the Catholic Church is shown to be the offspring of the false apostles, the oldest heresy of Christendom. The evidence produced in this book proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the conventional wisdom on Catholic origins, believed by hundreds of millions, was in fact the grand deception of the ages.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Karl Oakes traces a challenging documented reconstruction of the origins and early evolution of Catholicism."
--Cornelius J. Jaenen, PhD, LLD, FRSC, Emeritus Professor, University of Ottawa

"Karl Oakes has written a very useful and rather bold treatment of 'proto Catholicism' using almost entirely primary sources and seeks to establish once and for all that the 'false apostles' created a new political trajectory from the original roots of the Jesus movement and fellowship. Mr. Oake's work deserves a careful reading, and even though one might take exception to his claim that the early Catholics deviated (or apostasized) in the minds of the heresiologists, he has made a strong case through a careful reading of the Patristic evidence that is little known to nonspecialists. Faithful Protestants and Catholics alike will find his presentation clear and well reasoned. Mr. Oakes deserves credit for delivering a well-written and fascinating new book of interest to laypeople, clergy, and historians of the early church." 

--Jonathan Seidel, PhD, Instructor in Religious Studies at Lane Community College; Spiritual Leader of Or haGan Synagogue, Eugene, Oregon

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Karl L. Oakes

Bio(s)-

Karl Oakes is fascinated by every facet of the human experience: man's mysterious origin, his ancient past, and his religious impulses. The author is married to the lovely and gracious Denita, has three wonderful children, and is an elder in the church of God that meets in their home. Karl now resides in Eugene, Oregon.

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