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Four Gospels, One Jesus?

4g1j spckFour Gospels, One Jesus? was released as an SPCK Classic in March 2013 - you can read about the launch event here. The 3rd Edition was released in 2014.


'Here is an introduction to the gospels which, because it combines so well prayer and worship and scholarship, has a vitality and freshness about it which I find immensely appealing. Richard Burridge’s "symbolic reading" allows the four evangelists to tell their stories, respecting their individuality and differences, thus introducing the reader to both the fact and the mystery of the incarnate Lord.'

David Hope, Former Archbishop of York


Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

‘Richard Burridge’s book packs an enormous amount into a relatively small space – solid scholarship, theological acumen, imaginative and sensitive interpretation, a real gift for the telling analogy, all grounded in a manifest passion for the gospels and their unique subject.  It is very good to have a fresh edition of this indispensable classic, as learned as it is accessible.’

Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town

‘Richard Burridge has made erudite scholarship so wonderfully accessible.Four Gospels, One Jesus? is indispensable for anyone who wants a reliable guide to New Testament studies with a disarming light touch.

Ian Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary

Four Gospels, One Jesus? is rightly acclaimed as a classic. A distinctive line on Gospel genre meets the four famous symbols for the Evangelists to create the finest introduction to the Christian faith. Burridge is the C.S. Lewis of Bible scholars.’

Archbishop David Moxon, Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome

Four Gospels, One Jesus? enables readers to experience afresh the colour and texture of all four gospels in their unity and their diversity. The book is well researched, well expressed and presented with new and invigorating insights. A must for the shelves of thinking Christians everywhere.’

You can find further reviews of Four Gospels, One Jesus? on the Eerdmans webpages here.

Videos of the Dean talking about the Gospels are available on YouTube:

Gospel of John

Gospel of Luke

You can purchase the book on Amazon or from SPCK or Eerdmans. A number of the Dean's books are also available to purchase directly from the Office of the Dean on the Strand Campus - please contact the Dean to make an enquiry.

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