"Already known for advancing the reliability of the Gospels, Craig Blomberg now treats scholars and students alike to one of the fullest and most complete treatments of the Gospels and Jesus. Beginning with a coverage of the historical and political contexts in which the ministry of Jesus took place, Blomberg then shows how each of the gospel narratives presents distinctive and reinforcing portraitures of Jesus and his ministry. Preparing the way for a Fourth Quest for Jesusone that includes the Fourth Gospel rather than excluding itBlomberg lists over a dozen reasons for taking Johns account seriously alongside the Synoptics. Blombergs work makes a first-rate contribution to understanding the person and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth, elucidating meaningful implications for audiences then and now."
Paul N. Anderson, professor of biblical and Quaker studies, George Fox University and extraordinary professor of religion, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
"In a world filled with books on the Gospels that showcase every available method, what is lacking? A broad scope of knowledge is a necessary foundation, but wisdom is needed to guide readers. Blomberg showcases his skills as a master teacher, discerning a way forward for students that encourages them to see both the beauty and challenge of studying Jesus."
Holly Beers, associate professor of religious studies, Westmont College
"Jesus and the Gospels has been a solid text for all things Jesus for some time. So it is a pleasure to commend this third edition which introduces students so well to all the levels of discussion that swirl around Jesus. As an introduction to Jesus, this book will prepare you for the array of topics that Jesus raises."
Darrell Bock, senior research professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
"The thoroughly revised third edition of Jesus and the Gospels offers readers a clear and accessible guide to the background and contents of the Gospels, as well as the methods used for their study. Blombergs wide-ranging and detailed discussions will prove ideal for instructors wanting a single Gospels textbook for their courses. The book is an invaluable resource for all who want to dive deeply into the Gospels and consider their central focus: Jesus himself."
Jeannine Brown, professor of New Testament and director of online programs, Bethel Seminary
"Anyone who has attempted an in-depth study of the canonical Gospels will attest that it can feel like entering a dense foresta rich yet overwhelming experience. Craig Blomberg uses his many years of experience teaching the Gospels to make a way through the forest to guide the reader in appreciating the many different aspects of the Gospels and the historical Jesus. Written with refreshing clarity, Jesus and the Gospels represents an elegant synthesis of the historical, literary, and theological features of the Christian Gospels and historical Jesus studies."
Mateus F. de Campos, academic dean and associate professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"Craig Blomberg has once more produced a useful and thorough introduction to the major issues in current study of Jesus and the Gospels. This third edition includes reference to additional helpful bibliography that records contemporary debate. I am certain that undergraduates and seminary students will find this to be a clear and useful volume by which to begin their study of both the Gospels themselves and the life, teaching, and ministry of Jesus."
Stanley E. Porter, president, dean, and professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College