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The historical reliability of the gospels

Author: Craig L Blomberg
Publisher: Downers Grove, IL : IVP Academic ; Nottingham, England : Apollos, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Offering a calm, balanced overview of the history of Gospel criticism, especially that of the late twentieth century, Blomberg introduces readers to the methods employed by New Testament scholars and shows both the values and limits of those methods. He then delves more deeply into the question of miracles, Synoptic discrepancies and the differences between the Synoptics and John. After an assessment of noncanonical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig L Blomberg
ISBN: 9780830828074 0830828079 9781844741977 1844741974
OCLC Number: 166387251
Description: 416 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Traditional approaches to the reliability of the Gospels --
2. New methods in Gospel study --
3. Miracles --
4. Contradictions among the Synoptics? --
5. Problems in the Gospel of John --
6. The Jesus-tradition outside the Gospels --
7. Final questions on historical method --
Postscript --
Appendix A: Archaeology and the Gospels --
Appendix B: Textual Criticism and the Gospels.
Responsibility: Craig L. Blomberg.

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Offering a calm, balanced overview of the history of Gospel criticism, especially that of the late twentieth century, Blomberg introduces readers to the methods employed by New Testament scholars and shows both the values and limits of those methods. He then delves more deeply into the question of miracles, Synoptic discrepancies and the differences between the Synoptics and John. After an assessment of noncanonical Jesus tradition, he addresses issues of historical method directly. This new edition has been thoroughly updated in light of new developments with numerous additions to the footnotes and two added appendixes. - Publisher.

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