MDV-552B Synoptic Gospels

This course is an in-depth study of the contents and theology of, and the relationships between, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

Special attention is given to theories of literary dependence between these Gospels and the contribution that each of these Gospels uniquely makes to our understanding of Jesus. Comparison between the Synoptic interpretation of Jesus with the Johannine tradition or non-canonical traditions (such as the Gospel of Thomas) may also be stressed. Guidance for the preaching and teaching of these texts in the church will be provided.