The Early Jesus Movement and Its Gospels
This book, third in the Eberts’ Early Jesus series, breaks ground not covered in other books on the Gospels. First, it views Jesus’ life and ministry in a socio-political/economic-religious context. It then presents a never-before-seen chronology of Jesus’ ministry (across three chapters) and, something not usually done by other scholars, the Eberts have characterized each Gospel. They posit that Mark shows Jesus as the Healing, Suffering, and Trusting One; that Matthew shows Jesus as the Righteous and Just One; Luke shows Jesus as the Caringly Compassionate and Socially Just One; and John shows Jesus as One with the Living, Loving, and Active God.