The Gospels

Introduction to the Gospels From the New American Bible

Pages courtesy of Prof. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, CA
  • The Four Gospels: Some Comparative Overview Charts
  • The Synoptic Gospels: Structural Outlines and Unique Materials
  • Women in Synoptic Gospels
  • Disciples and Apostles in the New Testament
  • The Feeding of the Multitudes, the Last Supper, and the Lord's Supper
  • The Eschatological Discourse in the Synoptic Gospels
  • The Synoptic Problem and Some Proposed Solutions

    Bibliography: The Gospels Compiled by Fr. William Harmless, S.J.

    Honoring the Dishonored: The Cultural Edge of Jesus' Beatitudes Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J

    The New Hosanna in the New Temple: Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem Jose Granados, DCJM

    Historicity and Historiography: A Look at the Gospels Fr. Scott Carl, SSL

    The gospel myth of Christian origins Flip Schutte

    The Burden of the Gospels Wendell Berry

    Sanctification in the Jesus Tradition Hanna Stettler

    Divorce, Reproof and Other Sayings in the Synoptic Gospels: Jesus Traditions in the Context of "Qumranic" and Other Texts Menahem Kister

    The Synoptic Problem Home Page Created & maintained by Stephen C. Carlson

    The destruction of Jerusalem and the transmission of the Synoptic eschatological discourse N.H. Taylor

    Imitatio Christi and the Gospel Genre David B. Capes

    Passover and Last Supper Robin Routledge

    Murderous Mother, Ditto Daughter? Herodias and Salome at the Opera Caroline Vander Stichele

    Israeli Archaeologists Discover Herod's Palace Jacqueline Schaalje

    Where was the Temple of Herod? Richley Crapo

    Hidden Gospels Philip Jenkins

    The Jewish Messiahs Harris Lenowitz

    Jerusalem at the Time of Jesus Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, O.P.

    The Riddle of the Four Faces: Solving an Ancient Mystery Darek Barefoot

    Reading and Writing in the Time of Jesus Alan Millard

    From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus Paula Fredriksen

    Bethsaida and the Ministry of Jesus around the Sea of Galilee Rami Arav

    The Sense of the Past in the New Testament and the Qur'an Gregory W. Dawes

    Review Article: The Use of Rabbinic Sources in Gospel Studies D. Instone Brewer

    Jesus' New Economy of Grace Ched Myers

    The Use of Isaiah 5,1-7 in the Parable of the Tenants (Mark 12,1-12; Matthew 21,33-46) Wim J.C. Weren

    The Red-Haired Saint: Is Mary Magdalene the Key to the Easter Narratives? James T. Baker

    Women Disciples Miss Ann Mary

    The Galilean Fishing Economy and the Jesus Tradition K.C. Hanson

    'Being Shed for You/Many': Time-Sense and Consequences in the Synoptic Cup Citations Lynne C. Boughton

    Jesus' Passover Meal Giuseppe Ghiberti

    Are the Gospels Mythical? Rene Girard

    Outsiders in the Gospels Jane Kopas

    The Jewish Calendar, A Lunar Eclipse and the Date of Christ's Crucifixion Colin J. Humphreys

    The Orthodoxy of the 'Q' Sayings of Jesus Edward P. Meadors

    The Gospel and Gospel Traditions in Early Christianity Arland J. Hultgren

    Pilate's Assize and the Timing of Jesus' Trial Brent Kinman

    Images of Jesus and the Christian Vocation in the Gospels of Luke and John Mary Rose D'Angelo

    Our Daily Bread: Mt 6:11; Lk 11:3 Santos Sabugal

    Using Literary Criticism on the Gospels Robert M. Fowler

    Literary Criticism and Gospel Criticism Roland Mushat Frye

    Jesus in the First Three Gospels Millar Burrows

    Was the Tomb Really Empty? Robert H. Stein

    An Investigation of the Agreements between Matthew and Luke against Mark Robert L. Thomas

    Roles of Women in the Fourth Gospel Raymond E. Brown

    Authority in the Gospel John Ashton

    What is Redaktionsgeschicht Robert H. Stein

    Anti-semitism and the Gospel Dominic M. Crossan

    Anti-semitism in the Gospel Gerald O'Collins

    Anti-semitism and the Cry of "All the People" Joseph A. Fitzmyer

    You Have Heard His Blasphemy David Catchpole

    The Biblical Commission's instruction on the Historical Truth of the Gospels Joseph A. Fitzmyer

    The Gospels and Apologetic Method Avery Dulles

    The Gospels Robert M. Grant

    The Synoptic Gospels William Barclay

    Memory and Manuscript: The Origins and Transmission of the Gospel Tradition Joseph A. Fitzmyer

    "Thou Art Peter" George A. F. Knight

    Two Gnostic Gospels Robert McQueen Grant

    The Preacher and the Historical Witness of the Gospels Francis J. McCool

    The Conception of Our Gospels As Salvation-History David Michael Stanley, S.J.

    Revival of Synoptic Source-Criticism Francis J. McCool

    The Study of the Gospels Richard Heard

    The Oral Tradition Richard Heard

    Written Gospel Sources Richard Heard

    Tatian's Diatessaron and a Persian Harmony of the Gospels Bruce M. Metzger

    The Confession of Peter Daniel J. Saunders

    The Anti-Marcionite Prologues Engelbert Gutwenger

    The Caesarean Text of the Gospels Bruce M. Metzger

    The Synoptic Healing Narrative and Rabbinic Analogies Laurence J. McGinley

    Hellenic Analogies and the Typical Healing Narrative Laurence J. McGinley

    Form-Criticism of the Synoptic Healing Narratives, II Laurence J. McGinley

    Form-Criticism of the Synoptic Healing Narratives Laurence J. McGinley

    The Chronology From Mary's Betrothal to the Birth of Christ Paul Gaetcher

    The Chronology From Mary's Betrothal to the Birth of Christ Paul Gaetcher

    Form Criticism and the Synoptic Gospels: A Summary Study and Criticism John J. Collins

    Form-Criticism of the Synoptic Healing Narratives Laurence J. McGinley

    The Genealogies of Jesus Henry A. Sanders

    Gospel and Gospels Catholic Encyclopedia

    Rabbi Jewish Encyclopedia

    Who Was S. Mary Magdalen? Hugh Pope, OP. Scroll to page 259

    Recent Solutions of the Synoptic Problems A. J. Maas, S. J. Scroll to page 68

    The Preaching of the Cross Henry James Coleridge, SJ

    The Nine Months: The Life of Our Lord in the Womb Henry James Coleridge, SJ

    The Public Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ Henry James Coleridge, SJ

    The Training of the Apostles Henry James Coleridge, SJ

    Jesus and Women


    Miracle Stories in the New Testament Felix Just, S.J.

    Form Criticism of Healing Miracle Narratives Felix Just, S.J.

    Demons and Exorcisms in the Gospels Felix Just, S.J.

    How Do We Interpret the Parables and Miracles of Jesus? Dr Gerard Hall

    Signs not Wonders: Understanding the Miracles of Jesus as Jesus Understood Them George Soares-Prabhu

    The Jewish Miracle Armand Abecassis

    The Miraculous H. J. Richards

    Miracle in the Hasidic tradition Kurt Hruby


    Parables and Images Felix Just, S.J.

    Interpreting the Parables of the Galilean Jesus: A Social-Scientific Approach Ernest van Eck

    When Patrons Are Not Patrons: A Social-Scientific Reading of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Lk 16:19-26) Ernest van Eck

    The Challenge of Jesus' Parables A Scholarly Handbook for Ministers and Preachers Dieter H. Reinstorf

    Rebel Soldiers As Good Samaritans: New Testament Parables in an African Context Glenna S. Jackson

    Reflections on Jesus' Parables As Metaphorical Stories Past and Present Dieter Reinstorf, Andries van Aarde

    Parables and their Social Contexts David B. Gowler

    Recent Research on the Parable of the Wicked Tenants: An Assessment Klyne R. Snodgrass

    'Look at the Birds of the Air ...' James Crampsey

    The Midrashic Parable as a Means for Transmitting Faith Abramo Priattelli

    The Parabels of Jesus and the Rabbinic Parables Dominique De La Maisonneuve

    The Parables in Catechesis Sofia Cavalletti

    Parables and Midrash

    The Pharisaic Jesus and His Gospel Parables Philip Culbertson

    The Parables of Jesus in Recent Study Robert H. Stein

    Perspectives on the Parables--Glimpses of the Kingdom of God Robert H. Albers

    Seed Parables of Jesus John Dominic Crossan

    Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen John Dominic Crossan

    Parable Jewish Encyclopedia

    Parables Catholic Encyclopedia

    The Parables of the New Testament Nicholas Patrick Cardinal Wiseman. Scroll to page 101

    Intimations of the Year of Jubilee in the Parables of the Wicked Tenants and Workers in the Vineyard Herman C. Waetjen

    Letting Parables Live Walter Wink

    How Do We Interpret the Parables and Miracles of Jesus? Dr Gerard Hall


    Who Really Wrote the Gospels, and Why Should We Care? Felix Just, S.J.

    Four-Fold Role of the Evangelists as Authors Felix Just, S.J.

    Early Christian Texts Quoted by Eusebius on the Authorship of the Gospels and the Book of Revelation Felix Just, S.J.

    Symbols of the Four Evangelists Prof. Felix Just, S.J.

    Evangelist Catholic Encyclopedia


    The Passion and Death of Jesus Felix Just, S.J.

    The Death of Jesus in Mark vs. John Felix Just, S.J.

    The Crucifixion as Chaoskampf: A New Reading of the Passion Narrative in the Synoptic Gospels Dominic Rudman

    Who Killed Jesus? Paul L. Maier

    Jesus' Death in Q David Seeley

    The Trial of Jesus In an Age of Trials Thomas F. O'Meara

    The Passion of Christ in the Four Gospels Catholic Encyclopedia

    The Trial of Jesus Christ Wilfrid Lescher, O. P. Scroll to page 251

    Crucifixion Jewish Encyclopedia

    History of the Passion: Being the Gospel Narrative of the Sufferings of Christ and the Dolours of Mary Arthur Devine

    Crucifixion in Antiquity: The Evidence Joe Zias


    The Resurrection of Jesus Felix Just, S.J.

    The Easter Season: The Resurrection Narratives Raymond E. Brown, S.S.

    Grave Matters: Take Away the Resurrection and the Center of Christianity Collapses N. T. Wright

    On the Third Day: God's Promise Fulfilled N.T. Wright

    Resurrection of Jesus Christ Catholic Encyclopedia

    Harmony of the Resurrection A. G. Ewing. Scroll to page 721

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