This chapter was added to counteract the Johannine influence and exalt the Petrine teachings so dear to Rome.
Tacitly, but uncompromisingly, Petrine tradition is set aside.
Far from showing traces of Petrine influence, such traces are conspicuous by their absence.
Petrine gave you a cent for biscuits and you go and spend it on lollipops.
"You're quite a big boy now, that you can buy biscuits for Petrine," says she, without looking up from her work.
It is necessary now, in the next place, to look at the evidence offered in opposition to the Petrine theory.
Schwegler believes that it was written to reconcile the Pauline and Petrine doctrines.
These charges show how early the Petrine claims were made and recognised.
The First Gospel, written about the time this church union movement was inaugurated, was adopted by the Petrine churches.
Boniface, his fifth successor, considerably developed the Petrine position.