Description: The good news about Jesus spread like wildfire through the Roman Empire in the decades between his death and the writing of the first gospelsóbut how? What exactly did the first Christians say about Jesus?
In From Good News to Gospels David Wenham delves into the Gospels, Acts, and the writings of Paul to uncover evidence of a strong and substantial oral tradition in the early church. With implications for the historicity of the New Testament, the Synoptic problem, the composition of the gospels, and other topics of vital concern, From Good News to Gospels will inform, engage, and challenge readers, inspiring them to better understand and appreciate the earliest gospel message.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism
Review by Nicholas A. Elder
Citation: Nicholas A. Elder, review of David Wenham, From Good News to Gospels: What Did the First Christians Say about Jesus?, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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