Monday, December 20, 2010

Another vote in favor of Why Four Gospels?

Comes from Richard Barcellos at the Midwest Center for Theological Studies, Why Four Gospels?

Be prepared, I hold to the compositional priority of Matthew, thanks to David Alan Black and various early fathers of the church. :-)

Each Gospel served a practical, evangelistic need connected to an Apostle at the time in which it was written. As the message of the Gospel went from Jerusalem finally to Europe, practical needs arose that necessitated authoritative, apostolic commentary. Here’s a theory about how and why each gospel came about.

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