New book by Peter Edmonds SJ

Peter Edmonds SJ Stories and Portraits

Congratulations to Peter Edmonds SJ, who has just published a new book entitled Stories and Portraits: The Way Companion to the Synoptic Gospels.

The work aims to offer preachers, teachers, catechists, retreat-givers, retreatants and others an insight into the distinctive voices of each of the evangelists of the synoptic gospels, leading to a deeper appreciation of the stories that they tell and the portraits that they fashion

Why do we have more than one Gospel? Wouldn’t it have been better to have a single ‘authorised life’ of Jesus of Nazareth, offering all the facts and only the facts?

In recent years biblical scholars have become more aware of the value of multiple accounts. Each evangelist approaches Jesus from a different direction, bringing both his own questions and those of his community. In reading his Gospel, we, too, are invited to bring our own questions and presuppositions to bear on the text. We make friends of each of the evangelists.

Peter Edmonds SJ has taught scripture for many years, in Europe and in Africa. In this accessible work, he considers the three ‘synoptic’ Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke.

The book is published by Way Books, and is available to order for £12.

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