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Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels: Mark, Matthew and Luke

February 5, 12, 19, 26

Having taken a close look at the Gospel of John in a previous Thursday Forum, Religion Professor Meira Kensky will take a step back and study the three "Synoptic" Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke in the opening series of 2015.

Why is there so much overlap between these three Gospels, and yet crucial variations? How can we account for both the similarity and the difference? What can we learn from examining the unique editorial perspectives of each author? The series will conclude with thoughts about these three interrelated Gospels and what they can teach us about the emerging Christian movement.

Meira Kensky
Assistant Professor of Religion