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Tag: Gospels and ancient biography

Review of Christobiography by Craig Keener

The debate about the biographical genre of the Gospels is alive and well, with several major books coming out at the moment. Here’s my review of Craig Keener’s massive Christobiography, just published in Theology. Back in the late 1990s, I started to receive books with personal dedications in a spidery scrawl, saying nice things about

The Art of Biography in Antiquity

Article title: The Art of Biography in Antiquity: A review Journal title: Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 37/4 Pages: 474-79 ISSN: 0142-064X (print) 1745-5294 (online) Publication date: 6 June 2015 Abstract: This review article discusses Tomas Hägg’s final book, The Art of Biography in Antiquity, completed just before his death from cancer

Why are there differences in the Gospels?

Discussion on Unbelievable?, Premier Christian Radio The Unbelievable? show aired on Saturday 17 June 2017 at 2.30pm on Premier Christian Radio and is available to hear here: Why are there differences in the Gospels? Richard and New Testament scholar Mike Licona explore the differences between the same stories, words and timelines in the Gospels of

I Am With You Always: the Gospel According to Matthew

On Saturday 28 January 2017, Richard led a study afternoon as part of the St Paul’s Cathedral ‘How to read the Bible’ series. The Gospels are ancient biographies, each with a different portrait of Jesus. Matthew portrays Jesus as the new Moses, the new leader of Israel, come to fulfil the law and the prophets.