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Indeed, he explicitly aims to enhance students' understanding of the canonical Gospels (114).
Holy Week commemorates the last week of the earthly life of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Canonical Gospels.
The equivalent status given to apocryphal and canonical Gospels and the authoritative function of the Qur'an in discerning truth from error in all previous sources are reflected in the commentary of Abdullah Yusuf Ali on Q.
The canonical Gospels are those which maintain that link (John 4:22).
THE accounts of the Nativity of Jesus in the New Testament appear in only two of four canonical Gospels, namely the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.
In contrast, there are well over 5,000 New Testament Greek manuscripts still extant, some of which survive from under 200 years after the estimated dates of composition, while all four canonical Gospels were themselves written less than 60 years after the Crucifixion.
MARK'S Gospel is the shortest of the four canonical gospels of the New Testament and is considered by experts to be the earliest, dating from around 70AD.
The canonical Gospels reflect the complexities of Jewish-Christian relations decades after the crucifixion.
The primary focus here is on New Testament materials, with seven essays that deal either substantively or tangentially with the canonical gospels (and the hypothetical Q source), one essay that addresses collective memory in Paul, and another on collective memory in Hebrews 11.
There are two accounts of the nativity in the canonical gospels.
But the greater achievement, having done that, was to elevate The Gospel of Thomas to the level of the four canonical gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
The text could not have been written by eyewitnesses, the way at least two of the canonical Gospels were.