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Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide

Francis Watson and Sarah Parkhouse


By the late second century, early Christian gospels had been divided into two groups by a canonical boundary that assigned normative status to four of them while consigning their competitors to the margins. The project of this volume is to find ways to reconnect these divided texts. The primary aim is not to address the question whether the canonical/non-canonical distinction reflects substantive and objectively verifiable differences between the two bodies of texts—although that issue may arise at various points. Starting from the assumption that, in spite of their differences, all early gosp ... More

Keywords: canon, canonical gospels, non-canonical gospels, Jesus, gospels scholarship, comparison

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198814801
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198814801.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francis Watson, editor
Chair of Biblical Interpretation, Durham University

Sarah Parkhouse, editor
Research Fellow, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University

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