Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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5: The Fourfold Gospel Book

Study Questions

  1. Why do you think it is important to understand the genre of the Gospels?
  2. Compare and contrast the four types of criticism discussed in this chapter (Form, Source, Redaction, and Literary). What do you think are the pros and cons of each?
  3. What does the word “gospel” mean?
  4. What were the Four Symbols of the Evangelists, based on the four winged creatures surrounding God’s throne in Ezekiel 1:4–14?