Four Gospels, One Jesus?
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This is a lively, lucid exposition of the four evangelists' portraits of Jesus. The evangelists' distinctive emphases are set out with flair, imagination, and theological sensitivity. Novices and old hands alike will read the Gospels with new eyes. Four Gospels, One Jesus? is a considerable achievement: Scholarly yet accessible. -Graham Stanton, King's College, London
Writing in the light of the latest scholarship but without using technical terminology, this study carefully works through each of the four Gospels, offering a clear and illuminating interpretation of each Evangelist's view of Jesus based on the traditional Gospel symbols, and then discusses the implications of these four portraits of Jesus for Christians today.
Revd. Dr. Richard A. Burridge has been Dean of King's College London since 1993; He was originally a classicist and schoolmaster before being ordained in 1985. He has written several books on Jesus and the Gospels (notably What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography(1992); Four Gospels - One Jesus?(1994); Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics; Jesus: Now and Then and The Gospel of John (People's Bible Commentary). Christian responses to contemporary film and fiction are found in Faith Odyssey( 2001).
Dr Burridge is a member of the Church of England's General Synod and chaired the Education Validation Panel for ordination training and theological education from 1997-2004; he also takes study days for clergy and lay people across England. He is the chair of the Christian Evidence Society. He has acted as a writer and Consultant to the Millennium Dome at Greenwich and for the National Gallery, London and appears regularly on national TV and radio