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Cambridge Companions to Religion : The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels - Stephen C. Barton

Cambridge Companions to Religion

The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels

By: Stephen C. Barton (Editor)


Published: 7th February 2006
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The four gospels are a central part of the Christian canon of scripture. In the faith of Christians, this canon constitutes a life-giving witness to who God is and what it means to be truly human. This volume treats the gospels not just as historical sources, but also as crucial testimony to the life of God made known in Jesus Christ. This approach helps to overcome the sometimes damaging split between critical gospel study and questions of theology, ethics and the life of faith. The essays are by acknowledged experts in a range of theological disciplines. The first section considers what are appropriate ways of reading the gospels given the kinds of texts they are. The second, central section covers the contents of the gospels. The third section looks at the impact of the gospels in church and society across history and up to the present day.

'This addition to the Cambridge Companions is at least as distinguished as its numerous predecessors.' Theology

Part I
What is a gospel? Loveday
The fourfold gospel
The canonical matrix of the gospels
The gospels and 'the historical Jesus'
The gospels and the reader
The Gospels as Witnesses to Christ - Content and Interpretation
The Gospel according to Matthew
The Gospel according to Mark
The Gospel according to Luke
The Gospel according to John
The Afterlife of the Gospels - Impact on Church and Society
The gospels and the development of doctrine
The gospels embodied: the lives of saints and martyrs D
Praying the gospels: spirituality and worship
Living the gospels: morality and politics Scott
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ISBN: 9780521002615
ISBN-10: 0521002613
Series: Cambridge Companions to Religion
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 7th February 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.49