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The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus
Bird, Michael F.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014 pp. 408. $30.00


Description: In this book, through a distinctive evangelical and critical approach, Michael Bird explores the historical development of the four canonical Gospels. He shows how the memories and faith of the earliest believers formed the Gospel accounts of Jesus that got written and, in turn, how these accounts further shaped the early church. Bird's study clarifies the often confusing debates over the origins of the canonical Gospels. Bird navigates recent concerns and research as he builds an informed case for how the early Christ followers wrote and spread the story of Jesus -- the story by which they believed they were called to live. The Gospel of the Lord is ideal for students or anyone who wants to know the story behind the four Gospels.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History

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Review by Albert Lukaszewski
Published 7/20/2017
Citation: Albert Lukaszewski, review of Michael F. Bird, The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


Review by Youngju Kwon
Published 7/20/2017
Citation: Youngju Kwon, review of Michael F. Bird, The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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