Reviews - What do customers think about Jesus Christ in Matthew, Mark, and Luke?
Short and Useful Nov 5, 2007
Jack Kingsbury here presents a volume which traces common themes found in the three synoptic gospels as well as in the Q source. In general the chapter structures are well laid out, I appreciate the parallel exploration of themes in the various Gospels, and the fleshing out of how they intersect and where their messages diverge. I admit that I was a little bothered by the heavy emphasis placed upon Q. I realize the theory of Q is widely accepted, however I find some mental exercises such as trying to reconstruct it from pieces of other gospels, to be somewhat specious. I think Kingsbury treats Q well, but perhaps too well, basing conclusions on hypotheses which are tenuous at times. In general this is a nice reference book to have when diving into a deeper exploration of the synoptic gospels.