Gospel originally meant the Christian message, but in the 2nd century
it came to be used also for the books
in which the message was set out; in this sense a gospel can be defined as a loose-knit, episodic narrative
of the words and deeds of Jesus of Nazareth
, culminating in his trial and death
and concluding with various reports of his post-resurrection appearances.
Description of the life of Jesus, canonical or apocryphal
A religious book that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
One of the first four books of the New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke or John.
The first section of the Christian New Testament scripture, comprising the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, concerned with the life, crucifixion, death, resurrection, and teachings of Jesus.