JESUS AND THE GOSPELS introduces students to the study of the life and teachings of Jesus through the study of Gospel literature. Providing a concise and accessible synthesis of major themes and scholarship in the field, this text examines both canonical and non-canonical Gospels and discusses all the major critical approaches.
Table of Contents
Part One: INTRODUCTION TO JESUS AND THE GOSPELS.
1. The Gospel and the Gospels.
2. Evidence for Jesus.
3. Jesus and Modern Scholarship.
Part Two: STUDYING THE GOSPELS.
4. Textual Criticism.
5. Source Criticism.
6. Redaction Criticism.
7. Form Criticism.
8. Tradition Criticism.
Part Three: THE CANONICAL GOSPELS.
9. The Gospel According to Mark.
10. The Gospel According to Matthew.
11. The Gospel According to Luke.
12. The Gospel According to John.
Part Four: THE NONCANONICAL GOSPELS.
13. The Gospel According to Thomas.
14. Other Jewish-Christian Gospels.
Part Five: JESUS AND HIS WORLD.
15. The Major Religious Groups.
16. John the Baptist.
Part Six: JESUS AND HIS LIFE.
17. The Nativity and Childhood Legends.
18. The Passion Narrative.
19. Easter and After.
Part Seven: JESUS AND HIS TEACHINGS.
20. Jesus and the Kingdom.
21. Jesus and the Parables.
22. Jesus and the Miracles.
23. Jesus and the Law.
24. Jesus on Jesus.