Parallel Lives Of Jesus

Parallel Lives Of Jesus

by Edward Adams

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In this highly readable introduction to the Gospels, Edward Adams demonstrates how the four canonical Gospels function separately—as unique accounts of Jesus' life—and as narrative renditions of a shared story: the Fourfold Gospel. Building on the premise that the Gospels are ancient biographies or "lives of Jesus," Adams examines parallel Gospel passages, highlighting the similarities and differences between them. He begins by approaching the four Gospels generally, then looks at each of them individually, and finally considers six key Gospel passages to further explore the unity and plurality of the Gospels in a more focused way. Adams's lucid prose helps to make this text ideal for beginning students of the Gospels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664233310
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 09/30/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edward Adams is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies at King's College in London. He is the coauthor of Christianity at Corinth: The Quest for the Pauline Church, published by Westminster John Knox Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part I Approaching the Four Gospels

1 Grappling with the Gospels 3

2 Four Narratives, One Story 24

Part II The Individual Gospels and Their Narrative Features

3 The Gospel according to Mark 41

4 The Gospel according to Matthew 61

5 The Gospel according to Luke 82

6 The Gospel according to John 102

Part III Selected Parallel Episodes

7 The Baptism of Jesus 125

8 The Feeding of the Five Thousand 133

9 The Walking on the Water 146

10 The Transfiguration 155

11 The Death of Jesus 165

12 The Empty Tomb 175

Conclusion 188

Bibliography 191

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