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What the Gospels Meant

What the Gospels Meant
Author: Garry Wills
ISBN 13: 9780143115120
ISBN 10: 14311512
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2009-01-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $16.00

New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize- winner Garry Wills interprets the four Gospels

Garry Wills's recent New York Times bestselling books What Jesus Meant and What Paul Meant were tour-de-force interpretations on Jesus and the Apostle Paul. Now Wills turns his remarkable gift for biblical analysis to the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Wills examines the goals, methods, and styles of the evangelists and how these shaped the gospels' messages. Hailed as "one of the most intellectually interesting and doctrinally heterodox Christians writing today"(The New York Times Book Review), Wills guides readers through the maze of meanings within these foundational texts, revealing their essential Christian truths.

The New York Times - David Gibson

What readers will find here is an engaging look at the Gospels, informed by the best biblical scholarship, as well as by Wills's own faith, which he discusses openly…Wills is a dangerous man. He does not create a foolish consistency out of differing Gospels, but underscores the attributes of each narrative to highlight truths more crucial than whether there were four discrete Evangelists, or whether three wise men actually followed a star in the East. The credulous will be shocked by his rationality, while skeptics will be scandalized by his respect for the faith.