Four Gospels, One Jesus? introduces Jesus through the four Gospel authors’ portraits of him. Burridge gives a clear interpretation of each author’s depiction of Jesus and compares the Gospels with classical biographies. He also uses symbols to represent each image of Jesus, including a human face, a lion, an ox, and an eagle.
The text of this new edition has been updated to include developments in New Testament scholarship since the publication of the first edition. Connections with the The Lord of the Rings films and with the Revised Common Lectionary have been added.
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Here is an introduction to the gospels which, because it combines so well prayer and worship and scholarship, has a vitality and freshness about it which I find immensely appealing. Richard Burridge’s ‘symbolic reading’ allows the four evangelists to tell their stories, respecting their individuality and differences, thus introducing the reader to both the fact and the mystery of the incarnate Lord.
—David Hope, former arch-bishop of York
Novices and old hands alike will read the gospels with new eyes. Four Gospels, One Jesus? is a considerable achievement: scholarly yet accessible.
—Graham Stanton, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Richard A. Burridge is a dean of King’s College in London. His major study, What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography, has been widely acclaimed as a breakthrough in Gospel criticism.