Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Oct 26, 2007 - Religion - 312 pages
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In this book respected New Testament scholar Pheme Perkins delivers a clear, fresh, informed introduction to the earliest written accounts of Jesus ? Matthew, Mark, and Luke ? situating those canonical Gospels within the wider world of oral storytelling and literary production of the first and second centuries. Cutting through the media confusion over new Gospel finds, Perkins??'s Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels presents a balanced, responsible look at how the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke came to be and what they mean.
 

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Excellent, dealing with the various polemic arguments and priority over each source, this work will serve as a wonderful bridge for College and seminary students, to flagged the diverse hypothesis and to be able to articulate them. Read full review

Contents

What Is a Gospel?
1
Books and Believers in Early Christianity
31
The Quest for Sources
54
Reading Marks Gospel
126
Reading Matthews Gospel
164
Reading Lukes Gospel
202
Gospels from the Second and Third Centuries
254
INDEX OF MODERN AUTHORS
294
INDEX OF ANCIENT SOURCES
300
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Pheme Perkins is a professor in the Theology Department at Boston College, specializing Johannine materials, Paulline Epistles and Gnosticism. She is a member of and leader in several professional organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Bible Association, the Society of New Testament Studies, and the Association of Theological Schools. Recent publications include: Gnosticism and the New Testament (Fortress Press), Peter: Apostle for the Whole Church (Fortress Press), Ephesians: Abingdon New Testament Commentary (Abingdon Press), Abraham's Divided Children: Galatians and the Politics of Faith (Trinity Press International).

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