It was not safe to be too confident, even about the best of men; an apostle had fallen, and wept bitterly afterwards; and though Peter's denial
was not a close precedent, his repentance was likely to be.
of Jesus before he led the early Christians.
But in Part 2, he grows more dramatic, more of the storyteller, with his recitatives leading up to Peter's denial
and the great alto aria,"Erbarme dich," becoming very emotional and expressive.
made Tessa even more angry when she confronted him.
Later, tenor James Gilchrist duly compensated by bringing an emotion to Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart, only matched by the apostle Peter's denial
in Bach's Passion music.
Peter, however, follows at a distance, and in parallel scenes or dramatic beauty, the Gospel contrasts Peter's denial
with Jesus' bold confession before the high priest.
of knowing Christ, and Christ's movement in subsequently turning and looking at him.
Marie-France Rouart 180 compares "Le Reniement de saint Pierre" to the triumphant nihilism of Edgar Quinet's Ahasverus, concluding that the speaker views Saint Peter's denial
not "comme une malediction, mais comme la condition meme du genie.
Several folk portray such scenes as the cleansing of the temple, Jesus washing the disciples' feet, the institution of the Lord's Supper, Jesus' prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane, the betrayal by Judas, the trial before the council and Pilate, and Peter's denial
In an echo of Peter's denial
, Paul stands weakly by as Thecla is stripped in public.
Nobody knows when the first lie was ever told, but the Bible includes Peter's denial
to the Romans that he knew Jesus.
Intercessory prayer is a major category here, and an example may be seen in Jesus' prayer for Peter in Luke 22:32, which looks beyond Peter's denial
to his repentance and restoration.