THE PRE-CANONICAL ‘GOSPEL’
Most Christians assume that the canonical Gospels are the first records of the life and teachings of Jesus. But Luke 1:1 states that “many have undertaken to compile a narrative” about Jesus. What are these prior stories that circulated before the evangelist set pen to paper?
In this public lecture, Dr. Greg Lanier (Ph.D. Cambridge) will discuss the evidence for how the story of Jesus circulated before the four Gospels were written—and what this may mean for how we should approach the Gospels themselves.
DR GREGORY LANIER
Dr Lanier has been teaching at RTS Orlando since 2016, in the areas of NT exegesis, Greek, and preaching. He has published on NT canon, NT textual criticism, the Septuagint, early Christology, the relationship of the New Testament to the Old, and the exegesis and theology of Luke-Acts.
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. Attendees will have an opportunity to win copies of some of Dr Lanier’s recent books.
Is Jesus Truly God?
A great defence of how the New Testament proclaims the deity of Jesus Christ.
Old Made New
An accessible and helpful introduction to how the New Testament uses the Old Testament.