Episode 18 – Synoptic Gospels (Background, Genre, Canon)

History of ChristianityThis the second part of a lecture on Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels taught at Tyndale University College. In this section, I give a quick summary of the Greco-Roman background of the Gospels. In addition we look at the genre of the Gospels. We finish with a look at the development of the canon, including a look at the Gospel of Thomas, the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Peter and the Secret Gospel of Mark.

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