What’s the real story on the life of Jesus Christ? Traditionally, Christians have turned to the four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – found in the New Testament. However, a claim commonly heard today is that, from the very beginning of the Christian era, there were other gospels being circulated about Jesus. These writings, it is maintained, present a different side of Jesus and reveal alternative forms of Christianity, which were later suppressed by
Why does the Bible contain four, and only four, gospels about Jesus? Were there other early writings about Jesus? How diverse was early Christianity? Who decided which writings would make it into the New Testament?
Here are the details:
- Who: Dr. Michael J. Kruger
- Time: Tuesday, March 1, 7:00 pm
- Location: Blacksburg Christian
Fellowship, 2300 N. Main Street in Blacksburg
- Topic: “Hidden Gospels: Our Culture’s Quest to Rewrite the Story of Jesus”
Michael Kruger is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, where he also serves as president of the Charlotte campus. He is author of numerous books, including The Gospel of the Savior, The Heresy of Orthodoxy, Canon Revisited, and The Question of Canon.