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Author: Peter Milward

Category: Arts and Literature (Novels, Essays, Critiques)
Number of pages: 130
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

"When we speak of Gospels, we usually think of the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Then in the Epistles we find Paulspeaking of the Gospel he preaches to the Gentiles, referring to the presence of Christ in heaven and in his suffering members on earth. Moreover, behind the "synoptic" Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, we may recognize the prevailing influence of Peter, so as to indicate a hidden Gospel of Peter. Finally, in the first two chapters of Luke, we find the Gospel of the Infancy, of which the sole witness is Mary, whose influence is also to be seen everywhere in the New Testament, as a hidden, feminine aspect of the otherwise masculine Gospel."

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).

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