Reading and Understanding the Four Gospels:
Who Jesus Is, What He Teaches, and the Beginning of Christianity.
-Dr Thomas B. Lane
Reading and Understanding the Four Gospels: Who Jesus Is, What He Teaches, and the Beginning of Christianity is the second volume of a three part series written for anyone who is interested in acquiring basic knowledge and understanding of the Bible, the book that is the foundation of Western and Middle Eastern civilizations. The first volume is Reading and Understanding the Old Testament: The Foundation of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The last volume will be Reading and Understanding The Acts of the Apostles, the New Testament Letters, and the Beginning of the Church.
This volume on the Gospels, like the others, uses scholarship in a practical manner moving chapter by chapter through each Gospel using the actual verses as it explains clearly the plain, basic sense for people in ancient times and our time today. The readers of this book will experience and get a complete sense of the content and meaning of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the four Gospels that Christians call their inspired writings.
Like the first volume on the Old Testament the author integrates the literary sense with the historical, religious, and theological in an attempt to highlight the meaning of the Gospels for serious Christians of all denominations.
This book is easy reading, extremely enlightening, and strongly recommended for Christians as well as those who are interested in knowing who Jesus is, what he teaches, and how Christianity began.
Dr Thomas Lane has taught Scripture and Theology for over thirty years. He has taught at Penn State University-Altoona, Mt Aloysius College, and St Francis (PA), Northeastern Christian College, and at the high school level. His ecumenical spirit over a forty year period has led him to work with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of Christ, and the Roman Catholic Church. He has both the PhD and the DMin with specialties in Biblical Studies abd Comparative Theology.