From the Gospel to the Gospels: New Testament I
An introduction to the four Gospels in their historical and canonical setting. Using “socio-literary” and canonical approaches, we will study the Gospels from a multi-dimensional perspective as a fourfold witness to the “gospel” of Jesus Christ. We will ask historical questions: about the origin of the Gospels in Jesus’ ministry and the women’s Easter experience, the setting of the Gospels in early Judaism and in the Roman Empire, and the process by which the Gospels emerged as a fourfold proclamation of Jesus Christ. We will ask literary and source-critical questions, about the literary origins and form of the Gospels. And we will ask canonical questions, considering the Gospels in their character as a fourfold and scriptural witness, reading them in relation to each other and to the OT scriptures on which they draw.