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Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

by Mark PowellMark 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: 9780800630751
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/06/1998
Series: Fortress Introductions
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Mark Allan Powell is a Lutheran pastor and Bible professor at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. He is also one of the authors of Opening the Book of Faith.

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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