Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

William Arndt

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 16:18-19; John 21:15-17; John 1:40ff; John 2:2; Matthew 4:19; Mark 1:17; Luke 5:10; Matthew 10:2; Mark 3:14, 16; Luke 6:13-14; Acts 12:17; Acts 15:13; Acts 21:18; Galatians 2:9-12; Matthew 14:28; Matthew 17:4; John 21:7; Matthew 26:75; John 13:9; Matthew 16:22; John 13:8; John 18:10; Matthew 14:30; Matthew 26:69-72; Matthew 19:27; John 6:68; Matthew 15:15-16; Matthew 16:16; John 6:69; Mark 14:67-71;


However, the aim and purpose of this paper is not to present a biography or character sketch of this disciple of Christ, but to devote our attention to the latter years of his life, and more particularly to the question: "Did Peter visit Rome during the evening hours of his earthly pilgrimage?" We shall examine all the evidence at our disposal, meagre and controversial though it may be, and from this draw our deductions. Since, however, this question of Peter’s visit to Rome is the very "corner-stone" upon which the "greatest Christian body on Earth” stands or falls, we shall enter upon a brief, but yet comprehensive, study of the significance of this alleged visit. Thus, this thesis will compromise: I) A careful investigation into the possibility and probability of a visit to the Roman capital by Peter; and II) If such a visit can be admitted, a polemic discussion of the alleged significance which the Roman Catholic Church attaches to this point.

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