This second edition of Jesus and the Gospels prepares readers for an intensive study of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the events they narrate. Craig Blomberg considers the historical context of the Gospels and sheds light on the confusing interpretations brought forth over the last two centuries. This updated version, factoring in new scholarship, debate, critical methods, and the ongoing quest of the historical Jesus, ensures that the work will remain a top tool for exploring the life of Christ through the first four books of the New Testament.
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The original 1997 book won a Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
- Offers a scholarly study of the Gospels
- Discusses the quest for the historical Jesus
- Examines issues concerning the canonical and noncanonical Gospels
- Part One: Historical Background for Studying the Gospels
- Political Background
- Religious Background
- Socioeconomic Background
- Part Two: Critical Methods for Studying the Gospels
- Historical Criticism of the Gospels
- Literary Criticism of the Gospels
- Part Three: Introduction to the Four Gospels
- The Gospel of Mark
- The Gospel of Matthew
- The Gospel of Luke
- The Gospel of John
- Part Four: A Survey of the Life of Christ
- The Historical Jesus
- The Birth and Childhood of Jesus
- The Beginnings of Jesus’ Ministry
- Jesus’ Galilean Ministry—Earlier Stages
- Jesus’ Galilean Ministry—Later Stages
- Additional Teachings of Jesus in Matthew, Luke, and John
- Jesus’ Judean Ministry
- Passion, Crucifixion, and Resurrection
- Part Five: Historical and Theological Syntheses
- The Historical Trustworthiness of the Gospels
- The Theology of Jesus
Praise for the Print Edition
Nothing of significance that has appeared in the last dozen years seems to have been missed by Craig Blomberg and his assistants in this careful updating of his well-received survey text on Jesus and the Gospels in order to fit it for a fresh generation of students. This is a rich resource from which even the seasoned scholar can pick up valuable material.
—I. Howard Marshall, honorary research professor of New Testament, University of Aberdeen
There is no more important subject than ‘Jesus and the Gospels’ and no obvious rival to Blomberg’s book for those wanting an introduction to the subject . . . [the book] is wide-ranging and up-to-date, scholarly and accessible, conservative and intelligent.
—David Wenham, vice-principal, Trinity College, Bristol, England
- Title: Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey
- Author: Craig L. Blomberg
- Edition: 2nd
- Publisher: B&H
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 512
About Craig L. Blomberg
Craig L. Blomberg (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is a distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, where he has taught for more than 15 years. He is the author or editor of more than 10 books, including Jesus and the Gospels and Interpreting the Parables.