How do we reach into the Gospels today, and how do the Gospels reach back out to us? In the light of all that has been written over the ages, is there a fresh approach that speaks to the 21st century Christian? Francis J Moloney offers his experience and scholarship to lead the layperson through such a guide. The reader is brought up to date about how a Gospel is read as a theological narrative today, a markedly different understanding from the past.
Each Gospel is reviewed as a whole, followed by a focused study of a particular section in which Moloney demonstrates how each Gospel author works the text to his own theological purposes. The final chapter outlines the general intellectual and academic history which forms the background to this position before Moloney makes his own case about the nature of Jesus, the Son of God and the Son of Man and the role of our discipleship today.