Cambridge Companion to the Gospels
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages: 375
Width: 15.1 cm
Height: 22.8 cm
Throughout the history of Christianity, the four canonical gospels have proven to be vital resources for Christian thought and practice, and an inspiration for humanistic culture generally. Indeed, the gospels and their interpretation have had a profound impact on theology, philosophy, the sciences, ethics, worship, architecture, and the creative arts. Building on the strengths of the first edition, The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels, 2nd edition, takes account of new directions in gospels research, notably: the milieu in which the gospels were read, copied, and circulated alongside non-canonical gospels; renewed debates about the sources of the gospels and their interrelations; how central gospel themes are illuminated by a variety of critical approaches and theological readings; the reception of the gospels over time and in various media; and how the gospels give insight into the human condition.
'This is a most useful and attractive volume, not only for beginners, but for all interested in being stimulated by new slants on the evangelists, often characterized as the lion, the man, the ox, and the eagle.' Stephen Platten, The Living Church 'Scholarly introductions to the Gospels abound: what makes the present study unique is its balance of historical-critical and religious interests and ability to comprehensively and exhaustively summarize current research while remaining accessible to nonspecialists. Recommended.' J. P. Blosser, Choice Connect