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Friday, 10 October 2014
For Whom were the Gospels Written?

The Gospels for All Christians (New Testament Studies),
Richard Bauckham, Eerdmans, 1997, page 30

The early Christian movement was not a scattering of isolated, self-sufficient communities with little or no communication between them, but quite the opposite: a network of communities with constant, close communication among themselves. In other words, the social character of early Christianity was such that the idea of writing a Gospel purely for one's own community is unlikely to have occured to anyone.

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