Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry

Chapter 3: Mysteries: The Gospels


Mysteries: The Gospels

Film Focus Point: NET New York channel’s video on the Gospels featuring explanations by priests and theologians and with relevant artwork. The video discusses the history of early Christian writings and how the Gospels came to be the Gospels. (Note: the video is long but can easily be split into segments.)

Text Focus Point: Pages 72-77

Discussion Questions

  1. What criteria were used to determine a gospel was canonical?
  2. How are the Gospels different than biographies?
  3. What do the texts found at Nag Hammadi reveal about early Christianity?

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