RLG100 - Lecture 22 - S Y N O P T I C G OSP E LS :...

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Unformatted text preview: S Y N O P T I C G OSP E LS : (=present a relatively unified vision of Jesus's life and work) 1. G OSP E L O F M A R K Mark's account of Jesus's life might be based on recollections of St. Peter who lived and died in Rome . oldest ; composed 30-35 years after death of Jesus (in Ant ioch Syria or in Rome , not sure); shortest (Gospels of Luke + Matthew are longer) kind of has an urgent quality to it; - says very lit t le about Jesus's life. Begins r ight with his baptism.- all events of Jesus' preaching etc seem to happen very quickly - in one year. All the events in Je rusalem seem to take place in like one week. The gospel seems to address a broadly Jewish audience 2. Gospel of M A T T H EW :-self-consciously addressing a practicing Jewish audience (know this from the particular kind of language he uses) 3. Gospel of L U K E :- addresses gentile (non-Jewish) audience- different kinds of religious emphasis. For example, leaves out words + concepts that wouldn't have been familiar to non-Jews.example, leaves out words + concepts that wouldn't have been familiar to non-Jews....
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100 - Lecture 22 - S Y N O P T I C G OSP E LS :...

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