Jesus and the Gospels
Our images of Jesus are formed by the interplay of faith and history found in the Gospels; this book is an introduction to both the literary study of the Gospels (canonical and apocryphal) and the Quest for the Historical Jesus. The authors consider the difficulties in using the biographical details about Jesus which are found in these texts and survey how they have been used by influential modern scholars.
Images of an Apostolic Interpreter
Although the 'historical' life and personality of Mark is irretrievable, Clifton Black argues that 'the figure of Mark is marvellously intricate and potentially informative for our understanding of some early Christian traditions'. His highly acclaimed study probes early Christian images of Mark and why the patristic church identified Mark as the author of the Second Gospel.