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Unformatted text preview: CTT, pp. 75-86 1. It was so important b/c it was understood to be one of the ways God rewarded the righteous who had suffered unjustly at the hand of enemies. All 4 gospels talk about it. 2. #1: shortly after death/resurrection of Jesus, those who traveled w/ him and others who became preachers of the “good news” began to hand on by word of mouth/writing stories and sayings concerning Jesus’ ministry and teachings. #2: early Christian communities used these in worship and teaching, in preparation for Baptism, toe encourage, to console, to resolve controversies and to admonish the wrongdoers. Gradually began to write down stories and sayings of Jesus #3: gospel writers began to collect oral/written traditions, arranging them into narrative of life, death and resurrection of Jesus 3. They synoptic gospels are Matthew, Mark and Luke. From Greek word that means “seeing the whole together” 4. Mark’s gospel is earliest according to two source hypothesis 5. Q is a hypothetical source that the writers of Matthew and Luke had access to which was 5....
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- Fall '08
- Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of Mark, Gospel of John, Gospel of Luke