Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

by Mark Powell

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With clarity and verve, Mark Allan Powell describes the contents and structure of the Gospels, their distinctive characteristics, and their major themes. An introductory chapter surveys the political, religious, and social world of the Gospels, methods of approaching early Christian texts, the genre of the Gospels, and the religious character of these writing. Included also are comments on the Gospels that are not found in the New Testament.

Special features, including illustrations and more than two dozen special topics, enhance this convenient volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451413694
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/1998
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Mark Allan Powell taught New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary for 32 years. He is author of 40 books on the Bible and editor of the Harper-Collins Bible Dictionary.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Four Stories of Jesus

1. From Jesus to Us

2. The Gospel of Mark

3. The Gospel of Matthew

4. The Gospel of Luke

5. The Gospel of John

Appendix: The Other Gospels



Map of Palestine in the Time of Jesus


Scripture Index

Index of Names

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