The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels
Edited by Stephen C. Barton
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Cambridge Companion to the Gospels by Stephen C. Barton
Book DescriptionThe four gospels are a central part of the Christian canon of scripture. In the faith of Christians, this canon constitutes a life-giving witness to who God is and what it means to be truly human. This volume treats the gospels not just as historical sources, but also as crucial testimony to the life of God made known in Jesus Christ. This approach helps to overcome the sometimes damaging split between critical gospel study and questions of theology, ethics and the life of faith. The essays are by acknowledged experts in a range of theological disciplines. The first section considers what are appropriate ways of reading the gospels given the kinds of texts they are. The second, central section covers the contents of the gospels. The third section looks at the impact of the gospels in church and society across history and up to the present day.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521002615
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen C. Barton
Cambridge Companion to the Gospels, Hardback (November 2006)
An introduction covering historical, theological and ethical aspects of the gospels through the ages.
Discipleship and Family Ties in Mark and Matthew, Paperback (August 2005)
A convincing treatment of the implications of discipleship for the family in Mark and Matthew.
Life Together, Paperback (January 2005)» View all books by Stephen C. Barton
Shows that Christian theology and the Christian scriptures have a vital contribution to make to contemporary wisdom about our common life. Running through this book is the issue of the appropriate use of the Bible: how the sacred text may speak in ways that are life-giving.
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Author Biography - Stephen C. Barton
Stephen C. Barton is Reader in New Testament, Department of Theology, Durham University.
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