"Gospel" initially referred to oral proclamation concerning Jesus Christ, but was later used to refer to four written accounts of the life of Jesus. How did this happen? Graham Stanton uses new evidence and fresh perspectives to tackle this controversial question. He also examines the earliest criticisms of Jesus, and early Christian addiction to the codex (book) format in place of the ubiquitous roll.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)|
About the Author
Graham Stanton is Lady Margaret� Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. His publications include Gospel Truth? New Light on Jesus and the Gospels (1995), A Gospel for a New People: Studies in Matthew (1992), The Gospels and Jesus (1989; revised and expanded 2002) and Jesus of Nazareth in New Testament Preaching (1974).
Table of Contents1. Introduction; Part I. Jesus and Gospel: 2. Jesus and gospel; 3. The fourfold gospel; 4. Jesus traditions and gospels in Justin martyr and Irenaeus; 5. The law of Christ and the gospel; Part II. Jesus: 6. Jesus of Nazareth: a magician and a false prophet who deceived God's people?; 7. Early objections to the resurrection of Jesus; Part III. The Gospels and Papyri Codices: 8. Why were the early Christians addicted to the Codex?; 9. What are the gospels? New evidence from papyri?