New issue of a long-popular study illuminating the four canonical Gospels
In this very readable book Richard Burridge depicts Jesus through the four Gospel authors' distinctive portraits of him. Without bogging down readers with technical terminology, Burridge brings to bear his research comparing the Gospels with classical biographies and offers a clear interpretation of each Gospel author's portrait. A striking feature is his use of the ancient symbols of the Gospels - human face, lion, ox, and eagle - to represent each Gospel's unique picture of Jesus.
The third edition of this classic book includes a new introduction by Burridge but retains the second edition's text and page numbering for ease of use.