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Peter, Apocalypse of
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Among the Christian texts outside the canon of the New Testament, the Apocalypse of Peter (or Revelation of Peter) has been the most popular apocalypse and one of the most influential texts at all. Its depiction of heaven and the detailed description of hell, of sins and punishment, had a deep impact on apocalyptic texts to follow, above all on Apocalypse of Paul and Dante Alighieriʼs Divina Commedia. The Apocalypse of Peter tells about Peter’s t…

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Kraus, Thomas J., “Peter, Apocalypse of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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