9780800630751

Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

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  • ISBN13:

    9780800630751

  • ISBN10:

    0800630750

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/1997
  • Publisher: Fortress Pr

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Summary

This book is designed to provide essential information in a convenient format for anyone beginning the historical study of the Christian Gospels. With clarity and verve, Mark Allan Powell describes the contents and structure of the Gospels, their distinctive characteristics, and their major themes. An introductory chapter surveys the political, religious, and social world of the Gospels, methods of approaching early Christian texts, the genre of the Gospels, and the religious character of these writings. Included also are comments on the Gospels that are not found in the New Testament. Special features: map, illustrations, and more than two dozen special topics provide information that is important for the understanding of the Gospels.

Table of Contents

Figures
vii
INTRODUCTION Four Stories of Jesus 1(9)
The World of the Gospels 1(5)
Genre 6(2)
Sermons in Story Form 8(2)
CHAPTER 1 From Jesus to Us
10(28)
The Historical Jesus
12(3)
Early Tradition: Written Stories and Oral Transmission
15(8)
Redaction of the Gospels
23(3)
Preservation of Manuscripts
26(4)
Translation
30(6)
Reception
36(2)
CHAPTER 2 The Gospel of Mark
38(23)
Characteristics of Mark's Gospel
40(5)
Historical Context
45(5)
Major Themes
50(11)
CHAPTER 3 The Gospel of Matthew
61(24)
Characteristics of Matthew's Gospel
66(5)
Historical Context
71(4)
Major Themes
75(10)
CHAPTER 4 The Gospel of Luke
85(27)
Characteristics of Luke's Gospel
89(6)
Historical Context
95(5)
Major Themes
100(12)
CHAPTER 5 The Gospel of John
112(27)
Characteristics of John's Gospel
116(6)
Historical Context
122(6)
Major Themes
128(11)
APPENDIX The Other Gospels 139
Abbreviations 144(2)
Notes 146(22)
Map of Palestine in the Time of Jesus
168(1)
Glossary 169(5)
Scripture Index 174(8)
Index of Names 182

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