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p. 183. The Gospelslocked

    Abstract

    The New Testament does not follow the normal pattern of a biography. It consists of four narratives, called gospels. The gospels may seem opaque, but they are full of content and style. All present Jesus as a remarkable figure and have a distinct manner of presentation. ‘The gospels’ looks at these four narratives from a literary perspective and compares them with each other. The gospel writers are more like artists or polemicists than writers as they present their own particular version of Jesus. They presented four Jesuses, all intriguing and distinct, yet overlapping. Literary readers of these texts can find an abundance of material.

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