Watson finds that in the early church Origen most clearly articulated how the fourfold canonical gospel
As in the canonical Gospels
, this Jesus urges his listeners to abandon their families and follow him.
He stakes his analysis and conclusions about early Christianity on the supposition that the non-canonical "Gospel of Thomas" or its earliest substance, consisting of wisdom sayings from Jesus, predates, like the accepted Q source, the earliest canonical gospels
and, along with an early core of the Didache, provides a window into the rural communities of resistance left behind in lower Galilee after Jesus' death.
Indeed, he explicitly aims to enhance students' understanding of the canonical Gospels
Palm Sunday commemorates Jusus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event that is mentioned in all four canonical Gospels
, according to the Bible.
This account is fourth of the canonical gospels
, after the synoptics (Matthew, Mark and Luke), and is often referred to in New Testament scholarship as the Fourth Gospel.
Among the topics are Jesus among the philosophers, whether a theology of the canonical gospels
makes sense, narrative criticism and translation in the New Revised Standard Version, 2 Timothy and polemic against false teachers, Hebrews 10:32-39 and the agony of the translator, the New Testament's anti-Jewish slander and the conventions of ancient polemic, and the material expression of friendship in the New Testament.
Crucially it contains the claim, contrary to the canonical gospels
, that Judas' betrayal was done in obedience to instructions given to him by Christ, the report added.
Tjitze Baarda's "The Parable of the Fisherman in the Heliand: The Old Saxon Version of Matthew 13:47-50" argues, in highly technical fashion (Baarda is a scholar of New Testament studies, writing as an outsider here), against the claim of Dutch scholar Gilles Quispel that the Heliand, by referring in this passage from Matthew to a man who casts a net rather than to a fishing-net itself, shows dependence on a lost text about Jesus independent of the canonical Gospels
In the four canonical gospels
, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, there is no reference to a wife or children of Jesus.
Clifton Black, who led classes on Jesus's parables as presented through each of the four canonical gospels
Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Canonical Gospels
The equivalent status given to apocryphal and canonical Gospels
and the authoritative function of the Qur'an in discerning truth from error in all previous sources are reflected in the commentary of Abdullah Yusuf Ali on Q.
The canonical Gospels
are those which maintain that link (John 4:22).
THE accounts of the Nativity of Jesus in the New Testament appear in only two of four canonical Gospels
, namely the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.