eBook From Good News to Gospels: What Did the First Christians Say about Jesus?, 1st Edition

  • David Wenham
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467450685
  • ISBN-13: 9781467450683
  • DDC: 232.09
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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The good news of Jesus spread like wildfire through the Roman Empire in the decades between his death and the writing of the first gospels—but how? What exactly did the first Christians say about Jesus? In this book, the author delves into the gospels, the book of Acts, and the writings of Paul to uncover evidence of a strong and substantial oral tradition in the early church. This book will inform, engage, and challenge readers, inspiring them to better understand and appreciate the earliest gospel message.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Good News to Gospels.
2: The Teaching of Jesus and the Story of Acts.
3: The Evidence of Mark, Matthew, and John.
4: The Evidence of Paul.
5: The Oral Tradition in the Gospels.
6: Two Examples of the Oral Tradition.
7: The Extent of the Oral Tradition.
8: The Message of the First Christians.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
Biblical References Index.