Category: Gospels

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Baptismal Spirituality

The Christian life makes more sense when we understand our baptism. When we are frustrated that our dreams are taking longer than we want to come true, when life takes its detours, and when we disappoint others and ourselves, it will help us to remember that we are in the middle of a long baptismal ...

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Jesus Through A Diamond

Why are there four portraits of Jesus? Why do they have differences from one another? This excerpt from my New Testament Essentials class works through the general differences of the passion narratives.

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John P. Meier on the Marginal Jew

Here's a good lecture by John Meier outlining his major points of his major work on the historical Jesus.  Informative watch:

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Reading Backwards and A Conversation on Christology with Richard Hays

Reviews are arriving on Richard Hays's new book Reading Backwards, in which Hays describes how the gospels adopted and adapted the Old Testament.  Hopefully this is the start of a fruitful trajectory in gospel studies, on parallel with the already robust conversation about OT in the gospels.  I'll offer a short review here in due course. Don't forget, tomorrow Thursday, ...