A Comprehensive Analysis of the Synoptic Gospels: Part One
Walter Schenck, author
Finally, the long-awaited KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW RECOMMENDED READ LIST e-book version is presented in paperback. Schenck presents an in-depth look at the Gospels, their relationship to passages in the Old Testament and their placement in the Bible as a whole. Often placing the Gospels side by side when narrating the same events or parables--an arrangement usually reserved for the traditionally synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, but here also including John--Schenck shows readers a direct connection among the works. . . . allows for a more robust comparison than simply reading the Gospels separately. For example, readers can now easily see the different treatments of Pontius Pilate for each Gospel. . . . the book succeeds in comparing biblical texts in a way that is straightforward and easy to digest. Such a comprehensive look at the Gospels will give readers a useful path in their own journeys toward criticism and understanding. . . . Notable for its clear organization. . . .