int-ch-04-the-gospels

int-ch-04-the-gospels - seeing Jesus together—from a...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Four pictures of Jesus The Gospels
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
1. “gospel” = early Christian preaching o 2. “gospel” = written life of Jesus o Written  like ancient biography Portrays “the essential character of the person” Encourages emulation of the person Has little concern for chronology o Includes multiple genres o Influenced by Jewish literature o “Fictive” (story-like) style of narration o Overtly evangelistic (“that you may believe”) Genre: What Is a Gospel?
Background image of page 2
Parables (box 4.3) Figurative stories that convey spiritual truth o Miracle stories (box 4.4) Demonstrations of exceptional “power” or “signs” o Pronouncement stories (box 4.5) Anecdote that preserves “the memory of something Jesus said” o Individual sayings (box 4.6) o Passion and resurrection narratives Types of Material in Gospels
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Synoptic = “seeing together” Matthew, Luke, and Mark appear to be
Background image of page 4
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: seeing Jesus together—from a similar view • Overlapping material • Parallel structures, style, perspectives, and tone • Also each have unique material o Matthew contains 90% of material in Mark but is twice as long o This raises the question: How are these three Gospels related? The Synoptic Puzzle (Majority) Two-source Hypothesis • Mark written first • Matthew and Luke use Mark as a written source • Matthew and Luke use a second (hypothetical) source of Jesus’ sayings = Q • Matthew and Luke, independently, used their own oral sources to complement written sources (M and L) The Synoptic Puzzle (Minority) Two-Gospel Hypothesis • Matthew wrote first • Luke used Matthew • Mark later condensed Matthew and Luke into one writing The Synoptic Puzzle...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 10/10/2010 for the course REL 1005 taught by Professor Burkett during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

Page1 / 6

int-ch-04-the-gospels - seeing Jesus together—from a...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online