From the Earth Up or Heaven Down? The Gospels' Approaches to the Jesus Story

Speaker(s): Darrell Bock
Date: Spring 2017
Length: 1h 17m
Product ID: RGDL4702O

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Many people are confused by the fact that Jesus is portrayed very differently in the Gospel of John than in the Synoptic Gospels. Part of this confusion arises from a failure to understand that, in contrast to John's very direct approach, the Synoptics prefer to tell the story 'from the earth up."

This lecture explores the Synoptics' earthy approach and the particular insight that approach can provide for those of us who struggle with Scripture.

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Darrell Bock is Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. A well-known author, he was written over thirty books on biblical topics and a New York Times nonfiction bestseller.

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