616. Synoptic Gospels The Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, and Luke are referred as Synoptic Gospels due to their similarity in structure and content as opposed to the gospel of John which presents a different narrative about Jesus’ person, life, ministry, death, and resurrection. On the other hand, each of the authors presents the concerns and emphases that are relevant to their audiences.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Describe the process of writing the gospels
Explain what a is parable and the purpose of its use
Explain what is understood by “synoptic gospels”
Identify the three synoptic Gospels and their audiences
Mention the main similarities and differences among these gospels
Explain the “synoptic problem” and the two-source hypothesis
Explain the messianic secret in Mark’s gospel
Identify Jesus as the Teacher in Mathew’s gospel
Understand the universality of Luke’s gospel
Highlight the main differences between the synoptic gospels and the gospel of John
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