Four Gospels, One Jesus?: A Symbolic Reading
In this modern classic Richard Burridge offers an engaging introduction to the New Testament Gospels. Using the ancient visual symbols for the Gospels — human face, lion, ox, and eagle — Burridge presents a clear interpretation of each Gospel author's portrait of Jesus.
This new edition contains updated suggestions for further reading and a substantial new Afterword in which Burridge reflects personally on his book's genesis, development, and positive reception over the years. Four Gospels, One Jesus? in this third edition will continue to be appreciated by teachers, students, pastors, and other readers wanting to understand Jesus more fully.
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the gospels come to be written?
What about the authors?
Creativity and inspiration
The four symbols as visual teaching aids
2 The Roar of the Lion Marks Jesus
The beast of conflict
What kind of animal is this creature?
In at the kill
The ox plods a long slow journey
Those who are burdened with heavy loads
The sacrificial saving victim
The HighFlying Eagle Johns Jesus
From four gospels forward to many Jesuses
Biography faith and worship
Who said anything about changes?
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