Explores the different versions of Jesus's life found in each book of the gospels, disscussing how and why each version was written as well as the substance and style of the writer.
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The Four Witnesses by Robin Griffith-Jones, an Anglican clergyman, attempts to clarify the distinctions among the four gospels' quite different visions of Jesus. The four witnesses, as Griffith-Jones describes them, are the rebel (Mark), the rabbi (Matthew), the chronicler (Luke), and the Mystic (John). Griffith-Jones asks: "Who were these four writers? Where did they write and when? For whom?". He proceeds to give straightforward, balanced, intelligent answers to those questions. The Four Witnesses is most intent on making the point that each gospel was first written to speak to the situation of a particular religious community. For many readers, this will come as very good news, because it will help them to hear the particular messages that the gospels hold for their own communities today. For this reason, The Four Witnesses will also be a useful resource for Christian education programmes in churches of many denominations. (The book's resources are enriched by several ancillary products, including four accompanying one-hour videos, a CD-ROM, and a Web site. -- Ali Perry-Gallagher
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Book Description HarperOne, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John are arguably the most important and influential books in Western history. Their accounts of Jesus do not simply add up to "The Greatest Story Ever Told, " but "The Four Greatest Stories Ever Told." Why do they present such strikingly different versions of the same events? As the great filmmaker Akira Kirosawa demonstrated in his epic movie "Rashomon, different witnesses can quite honestly remember the same event in very different ways. Now Oxford New Testament scholar Robin Griffith-Jones shows how the four gospels testify authentically yet very distinctly to Jesus' life, death, and message.Jesus himself asked, ?Who do you say I am?' If his question has ever intrigued you--if it has ever just caught your imagination--then this book has been written for you.In "The Four Witnesses, Robin Griffith-Jones brings the stories of Jesus to life for the contemporary reader as he revives the original power and intent of the gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John as individual witnesses. He presents a lively discussion of how and why each of the four gospels was written, considering the substance and style of the testimony itself as well as the unique context of each story. Rather than entering into the current historical Jesus debates, he offers a fresh reading of the texts with new questions in mind, the same questions, often highly personal, that each Gospel writer sought to address in his own work. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0062516477
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