This edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. Craig Blomberg considers the historical context of the Gospels and sheds light on the confusing interpretations brought forth over the last two centuries. The original 1997 book won a Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and this updated version, factoring in new scholarship, debate, critical methods, and the ongoing quest of the historical Jesus, ensures the work will remain a top tool for exploring the life of Christ through the first four books of the New Testament.
This intensive guide to the Gospels surveys the largest source of eyewitness information about Jesus’ life and ministry—the books of the four apostles who watched Him, spoke with Him, and served Him during his years on earth. I found this to be one of, if not THE, most in-depth look into the life & ministry of Jesus. This book may very well call for a second reading with a deep study and stringent note taking! Furthermore, while Dr. Bloomberg is devout in his beliefs – Catholocism – I must that he keeps doctrine out of the equation and expresses the facts as they are known based upon history and documentation. We must admit, as a whole, that much of the historical documentation we now possess is from the apostles through the church. I am not of the Catholic faith, but unlike many others I believe them to be just as much a brother/sister in Christ as those in my own congregation. We can also glean much from the documents that they have provided for us.
Godspeed & Good Reads!