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Four Gospels, One Jesus?: A Symbolic Reading (SPCK Classic) (SPCK Classics)

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    RichardA. Burridge(Author)

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Time and again, this book delights the reader as it points out nuances of wording and presentation that are so often the clues to the gospel writer's mind and to his response to the figure of Jesus Contact "Popularizing, in the best sense, is an art which too few biblical scholars practise, and even fewer do well. Richard Burridge is one of the favoured few" Theology "Fresh, exciting, challenging and mind-stretching" Christian Herald

'Four Gospels, One Jesus? is rightly acclaimed as a classic . . . Burridge is the C. S. Lewis of Bible scholars.' --Ian Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary, USA'Richard Burridge s book packs an enormous amount into a relatively small space solid scholarship, theological acumen, imaginative and sensitive interpretation, a real gift for the telling analogy . . . It is very good to have a fresh edition of this indispensable classic, as learned as it is accessible.' --Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge'Four Gospels, One Jesus? enables readers to experience afresh the colour and texture of all four gospels in their unity and their diversity . . . A must for the shelves of thinking Christians everywhere.' --David Moxon, Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • RichardA. Burridge(Author)
  • SPCK Publishing; 3 edition (21 Mar. 2013)
  • English
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  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Craig Leppert on 1 August 2017

    Burridge's work is a seminal introduction to the gospels. The seeming incongruity of four separate accounts of the life of Jesus is one of the greatest barriers to faith in a world that is both increasingly ignorant of Christianity and increasingly tied to the cold logic of secularity. This book should be required reading in all Christian schools. It paints a wonderful picture of what the gospels of Jesus are showing and how their historicity and intended audience influenced their writing.

  • By Susie on 16 August 2017

    Very interesting comparison of different points of view of the four gospel writers.

  • By M. K. B. on 30 May 2017

    Very accessible and though-provoking introduction to modern scholarship.

  • By Christine on 19 May 2017

    What is the difference between the four gospels, how can you tell one from another and what does it matter? Answers all in this very readable book - highly recommended for anyone who is interested in Christianity :)

  • By Mike on 2 July 2017

    All as expected - good selling

  • By S. M. Huyton on 5 April 2017

    Fascinating book. Enjoyed it very much.

  • By Jeany Pavett, Author of Life After Death: A Mother's Story on 22 November 2010

    I bought this book purely because it was on the list for a course I am attending. I thought, "this will be boring", but I was wrong.The introduction to the book had me interested from the word go, describing our famous and renowned leader Sir Winston Churchill from four different perspectives. This gets the reader thinking about Jesus. All the gospels vary slightly in the way they talk about Jesus, His life, His miracles etc., and many say that they are contradictory. This book helps to show that four different people can talk about the same person, Jesus Christ, in four different ways, and yet they are talking about the same person.It is a good book for beginners in the study of the Four Gospels, easy to read yet mind-stretching and offering challenges.

  • By John Haden on 20 December 2012

    Written in very accessible language by a leading biblical scholar, this account of the intentions and strategies of the gospel writers marries analysis of the text with the church's traditional symbolism of the authors

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