The Gospels in Comparison

Wednesdays | January 17, 24, 31; February 7 | 7:00-8:20pm

Instructor: Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio

Matthew, Mark, and Luke each tell the story of Jesus’ life, teachings, death, and resurrection. While their broad contours are similar, each Gospel has its own distinctive features. In some cases, the same story is told in all three of these Gospels but in different ways and with different details. In other cases, one Gospel writer includes a story not found in the others. How do we account for these differences? Is it possible to harmonize all three Gospels into one, unified story? How do these three “synoptic” Gospels relate to the Gospel of John? This course will examine the distinctive perspectives of Matthew, Mark, and Luke and will wrestle with the “problem” of their literary and theological relationship.



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