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Synonyms for Gospel

Synonyms for Gospel

the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings

an unquestionable truth


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folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response

a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance

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Yet, following Griffith's logic, this quotation could be al-Jabbar's "Islamicization" of a related text from one of the canonical Gospels.
The four canonical gospels do give a context: they tell a story about Jesus and, in so doing, answer the question of why a person should follow Jesus.
This Bardic Press edition returns to print a classic work of painstaking yet accessible scholarship and features a new forty page introduction discussing recent developments in scholarship, the distinctions of the Gospel of Thomas from the canonical gospels, the role of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Thomas, and additional, invaluable insights into one of the most exciting finds of the 20th Century in Biblical Studies.
Moreover, the enfant terrible portrayed in the apocryphal gospels is not based solely on pagan models: some of his actions echo Jesus' acts in the canonical Gospels.
Today, champions of the priority of the four canonical Gospels tend to appeal not to the four regions of the universe, or even to the four winds, but to the alleged greater historicity of these Gospels.
A number have to do with boy Jesus running afoul of scribes and Pharisees, as he does as an adult in the canonical Gospels.
Marshall first explores the way in which the Apostle Paul and the writers of the canonical gospels understood God's justice.
Part of its appeal lay in the fact that phrases in its texts recalled phrases in the canonical gospels or the Book of Daniel.
Traditionally we have looked to the canonical gospels as our major sources--they are after all our oldest documents.
Perhaps a scholarly student of the Gnostic Gospels should include in her reading-list the canonical gospels.
Our knowledge about Jesus Christ, his life and teachings is derived mainly from the Canonical Gospels believed to have been written by apostles Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.
They take the four canonical Gospels in turn, look at apocryphal Gospels, then consider such topics as the quest for the historical Jesus, political and ethical interpretations of Jesus, and how christology works: the Gospels in practice.
A close reading of the canonical gospels reveals the source of this divergence in practice.
He covers the pre-Pauline Easter Gospel, the Gospel of Jesus, the Pauline Gospel, the survival of the Jesus traditions before Mark, the gospel in the Gospel According to Mark, the other canonical gospels, and early Christian literature and canonization.
Three of the four canonical gospels report darkness from noon to 3 PM after the crucifixion.