Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective  -     By: Francis Watson
Buy Item $31.99 Retail: $48.00 Save 33% ($16.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2013 / Hardcover

$31.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $48.00
|
Save 33% ($16.01)
Buy 10 or more for $30.39 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW840547

Current Promotions

Product Description

That there are four canonical versions of the one gospel story is often seen as a problem for Christian faith: where gospels multiply, so to do apparent contradictions that may seem to undermine their truth claims. In Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective Francis Watson argues that differences and tensions between canonical gospels represent opportunities for theological reflection, not problems for apologetics.

Watson presents the formation of the fourfold gospel as the defining moment in the reception of early gospel literature--and also of Jesus himself as the subject matter of that literature. As the canonical division sets four gospel texts alongside one another, the canon also creates a new, complex, textual entity more than the sum of its parts. A canonical gospel can no longer be regarded as a definitive, self-sufficient account of its subject matter. It must play its part within an intricate fourfold polyphony, and its meaning and significance are thereby transformed.

In elaborating these claims, Watson proposes nothing less than a new paradigm for gospel studies--one that engages fully with the available non-canonical material so as to illuminate the historical and theological significance of the canonical.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 624
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 080284054X
ISBN-13: 9780802840547
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History
    Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History
    Dale C. Allison Jr.
    Baker Academic / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $29.79 Retail: $50.00 Save 40% ($20.21)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW801048
  2. The Story of Jesus in History and Faith: An Introduction
    The Story of Jesus in History and Faith: An Introduction
    Lee Martin McDonald
    Baker Academic / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99 Retail: $29.99 Save 33% ($10.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW039871
  3. Who Do People Say I Am? Rewriting Gospel in Emerging Christianity
    Who Do People Say I Am? Rewriting Gospel in Emerging Christianity
    Vernon K. Robbins
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.09 Retail: $25.00 Save 56% ($13.91)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW868390
  4. Jesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels
    Jesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels
    Michael F. Bird
    IVP Academic / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.49 Retail: $18.00 Save 36% ($6.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW828230

Endorsements

A wonderfully wide-ranging book, full of learning and insight. One of the most significant books on the gospels in the last hundred years, this work will undoubtedly shake up the current study of the gospels.
-Simon Gathercole
University of Cambridge

Francis Watson offers here a striking and powerful argument for the importance of reading Scripture as a canon. The argument is constantly historical as well as theological, exploring the character of the early church's decision to accept a fourfold symphonic gospel...All should celebrate the manner in which Watson sets a new agenda for those who ask why we continue to read the gospel in this form.
-Lewis Ayres
University of Durham

The scope of this major contribution is breathtaking. Watson expertly moves from Augustine to Lessing to Q to Thomas to the synoptic problem to the sources of John's Gospel to the Gospel of Peter to the emergence of the fourfold gospel canon to Origen to early Christian art and liturgy. The upshot is a slew of new observations and intriguing proposals that open up fresh lines of inquiry. Required reading for all students of the gospel tradition.
-Dale C. Allison Jr.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. The Sacred Search - Slightly Imperfect
    The Sacred Search - Slightly Imperfect
    Gary Thomas
    David C. Cook / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 60% ($9.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW704894DA
  2. Commentary on the Gospels: New Proclamation Series
    Commentary on the Gospels: New Proclamation Series
    Andrew Gregory, David Bartlett, Morna D. Hooker
    Fortress Press / 2007 / Hardcover
    $6.99 Retail: $35.00 Save 80% ($28.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW637520
  3. Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea
    Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea
    Richard A. Horsley
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $19.49 Retail: $30.00 Save 35% ($10.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW229917
  4. From Hebrews to Revelation: A Theological Introduction
    From Hebrews to Revelation: A Theological Introduction
    Lewis R. Donelson
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $15.99 Retail: $30.00 Save 47% ($14.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW22366

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search