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Bibil Identifier bibil:247575
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Fourfold Gospel
Title (English, ) A Theological Reading of the New Testament Portraits of Jesus
Author Watson, Francis
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 44565
Place 225.091
Publishing house Baker Academic
Place Grand Rapids, Michigan
ISBN 978-080-109-545-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
207 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract 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.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels
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