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Book Description

Introduction to the New Testament. The Collection of the Four Gospels and The Gospel of St Matthew
Publication Year:
T & T Clark
New Testament, Gospels
Copyright Holder:
Public domain

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. The Formation of the Gospel Collection
    • The Canonical and Extra-Canonical Gospels
    • The Question
    • Testimonies
    • Publication, Diffusion, Public Reading, Union of the first Three Gospels
    • The Composition of the Fourth Gospel and the Formation of the Collection
    • A Saying of Eusebius
    • The Quotations of the Gospels between 100 and 160
    • The Collection formed—Justin
    • The First Harmony of the Gospels—Tatian
    • Clementine Homilies
    • Muratori's Canon
    • Irenaeus, Clement of Alexandria, Serapion, Origen, Eusebius
    • Result
    • The Titles of the Gospels
    • The Order of the Gospels
    • Appendix
  2. The Gospel According to St. Matthew
    1. The Apostle Matthew
    2. Contents and Plan of the Gospel
    3. Characteristic Features of the First Gospel
      A. From the Historiographic point of view
      B. From the Doctrinal point of view
      C. From the Literary point of view; The Meaning of the word Logia in the Testimony of Papias
      D. The Greek Style, compared with that of the two other Synoptics; The Conception of the Kingdom of Heaven in the First Gospel; The Second Coming of the Lord
    4. The Composition of the Book
      A. The Aim
      B. The Readers
      C. The Date; Relation of the Book of the Logia to other Writings of the New Testament
      D. The Author
    5. The Truth of the Accounts contained in the First Gospel
    6. Traditional Data
  • Conclusion