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Unformatted text preview: Gospels are not a biography Missing information (not important) First priority is message, then life Salvation Believe and be saved! Gospels must tell stories Stories speak to the experience First stage 20-33 Life and teachings Miracles/ noteworthy deeds Death (and resurrection) teachings disciples Jesus was human too! Human knowledge Human body Religion/culture Second stage 33-65 Resurrection starts it Recognition by disciples that Jesus is divine Preaching and spreading the gospel Through preaching, the gospel is expanded culturally, linguistically Keeps same meaning Keeps her goals Perception of what was there; had to explain things that people who werent there would need to know, give background This kept the message alive, meaningful, and salvific A man divorcing his wife; actually women get the same ability (if the culture permits) Third stage 65-100 Writing down the gospel At most 2 are written by actual apostles, the other ones are written by disciples of disciples....
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- Spring '08