The Historical Jesus Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Historical Jesus
Compares the historical representation of Jesus in the three Gospels of Mark, Luke and John.
# 107591 | 3,620 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper relates that the best source and only source for looking at the historical Jesus is the Synoptic Gospels of the Bible. The author points out that the timeline suggests that the Gospel of Mark occurred first, followed by the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. The paper relates that the theology of Mark and Luke is consistent, while the theology of John takes a departure from the theology of Mark and Luke by crediting Jesus as the first messenger of the Word of God. The author states that the most noticeable distinction between the Synoptic Gospels and John rests with the community for whom the Gospels were written; nonetheless, they all proclaim the person and role of Jesus as the Son of God.

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Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brown, Raymond E. The Community of the Beloved Disciple. New York: Paulist Press, 1979. Questia. 21 July 2007 <>.
  • Nickle, Keith F. The Synoptic Gospels: Conflict and Consensus. Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1980. Questia. 21 July 2007 <>.

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