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Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ - Martin Hengel

Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ

By: Martin Hengel, John Bowden (Translator)

Paperback Published: 20th January 2009
ISBN: 9780334027591
Number Of Pages: 368

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Professor Hengel examines the external historical evidence for the creation of the Gospels by those documenting the early church, like Papias and Irenaeus. He also analyzes the origin of the uniform title "Gospel according to" and the process of dissemination of the gospel.
He concludes that the gospel is both narrative and proclamation, and that, in spite of the different forms in which it has come down to us, this very multiplicity is a source of strength for the church.

'This is a scholarly study of many areas of the historical origins and nature of the Gospels, taking up basic introductory questions for a historical critical approach to Gospel study. (...) Hengel shows his mastery of the areas of the history of the early Church and his great familiarity with the text of the Gospels themselves and early Christian writings. (...) A book for good libraries and for serious teachers and students of the Gospels.'--P.M. Meagher "S. J. "

Introduction: An Aporia and Two Questionsp. 1
The Authors of the Four Gospels and the Temptation towards Harmonization or Radical Reductionp. 8
The Four Gospels, Their Authors, and the One Gospelp. 34
The 'Cross-Check': The Origin of the Collection of the Four Gospels and the Christian Book Cupboard - An Attempt at a Reconstructionp. 116
The Gospel as Kerygma and Narrativep. 141
Conclusion: Torah and Gospel as Narratives of Two Different Saving Eventsp. 158
Postscript: Reflections on the Logia Source and the Gospels of Luke and Matthewp. 169
Chronological tablep. 208
Notesp. 210
Index of References to the Bible and Early Christian Writingsp. 314
Index of Modern Authorsp. 345
General Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9780334027591
ISBN-10: 0334027594
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 20th January 2009
Publisher: SCM Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.72  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.43

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