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The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus

Francis Watson

The Fourfold Gospel: A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus

Francis Watson

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:This groundbreaking approach to the study of the fourfold gospel offers a challenging alternative to prevailing assumptions about the creation of the gospels and their portraits of Jesus. How and why does it matter that we have these four gospels? Why were they placed alongside one another as four parallel yet diverse retellings of the same story?

Francis Watson, widely regarded as one of the foremost New Testament scholars of our time, explains that the four gospels were chosen to give a portrait of Jesus. He explores the significance of the fourfold gospel's plural form for those who constructed it and for later Christian communities, showing that in its plurality it bears definitive witness to what God has done in Jesus Christ. Watson focuses on reading the gospels as a group rather than in isolation and explains that the fourfold gospel is greater than, and other than, the sum of its individual parts. Interweaving historical, exegetical, and theological perspectives, this book is accessibly written for students and pastors but is also of interest to professors and scholars.

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:This groundbreaking approach to the study of the fourfold gospel offers a challenging alternative to prevailing assumptions about the creation of the gospels and their portraits of Jesus. How and why does it matter that we have these four gospels? Why were they placed alongside one another as four parallel yet diverse retellings of the same story?

Francis Watson, widely regarded as one of the foremost New Testament scholars of our time, explains that the four gospels were chosen to give a portrait of Jesus. He explores the significance of the fourfold gospel's plural form for those who constructed it and for later Christian communities, showing that in its plurality it bears definitive witness to what God has done in Jesus Christ. Watson focuses on reading the gospels as a group rather than in isolation and explains that the fourfold gospel is greater than, and other than, the sum of its individual parts. Interweaving historical, exegetical, and theological perspectives, this book is accessibly written for students and pastors but is also of interest to professors and scholars.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Francis Watson

Francis was Director of Conter-Propaganda to the Government of India and the author of Gandhi.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents

    prolegomena: the Making Of A Fourfold Gospel
    more Than Four?
    fewer Than Four?
    why "gospel"?
    why The Evangelists' Names?
    why These Four?
    part 1: Perspectives
    1. The First Gospel: Jesus The Jew
    the Messiah's Double Origin
    genealogy As Narrative
    the Sacred Story And Its Shadow
    the Genealogy Of Jesus The Messiah
    2. The Second Gospel: Preparing The Way
    the Four Faces Of The Gospel
    the Voice In The Desert
    the Inclusive Gospel
    an End And A Beginning
    3. The Third Gospel: Magnificat
    how Luke Became Luke
    reassuring Theophilus
    reading In Parallel
    4. The Fourth Gospel: Seeing God
    three Plus One
    the Johannine Eagle
    in The Beginning
    part 2: Convergences
    5. Four Gospels, One Book
    the Evangelist: Portrait And Artist
    prefatory To A Gospel
    order Out Of Chaos
    parallels And Numbers
    6. The City And The Garden
    acclamation
    reading The Event
    a Man Of Sorrows
    7. Christus Victor
    the Death Of The Messiah
    atonement
    pattern
    life
    aftermath
    8. The Truth Of The Gospel
    the Eucharistic Milieu
    evangelical Apologetics
    form And Content
    the One Word
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 480983
  • Product Code 9780801098895
  • ISBN 0801098890
  • EAN 9780801098895
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Dec 2017
  • Sales Rank #9151
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 mm
  • Weight 0.269kg

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