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In five captivating segments, Ernest DeWitt Burton provides an astute analysis of the Gospels using source criticism. Dedicating a chapter to each Gospel, Burton’s analysis divides each Gospel into four categories: “The Author of the Gospel,” “The Readers of the Gospel,” “The Purpose of the Gospel,” and “The Plan of the Gospel.” With perceptive observations and Burton’s characteristic attention to language and its meaning, A Short Introduction to the Gospels is essential to fully understanding the origin, genuineness, and inter-relationships of the Gospels.

Author Bio

Ernest DeWitt Burton (1856–1925) graduated from Denison University in 1876, then from Rochester Theological Seminary in 1882. His studies also carried him to Germany at Leipzig and Berlin. Burton taught at the seminaries in Rochester and Newton before becoming head of the department of New Testament Literature and Interpretation at the University of Chicago—where he was president from 1923–1925.