Friday, May 29, 2009

Did Jesus' Disciples Write the Gospels? lol

I just came across a post by blogger Austline Cline entitled, 'Did Jesus' Disciples Write the Gospels?'

This post is nothing but a strawman. For example, he states:
It's common for believers to act as though they [the Gospels] were written by the disciples whose names appear at the top.
Apostolic penning of all the Gospels is not a common belief - and, historically, it never was. The Gospel of Mark was ascribed to Mark, the disciple of the Apostle Peter and Luke to Luke the physician writing down what he has collected from the "eyewitnesses and ministers of the word."

What we can gather from this is that Cline actually knows very little about the authorship of the Gospels. He really says nothing else in the post other than accuse Christians of being illogical, unacquainted with critical thinking, etc.

But alas, this is what high-profile internet atheists produce.

Recommended reading that actually says something useful unlike this post:
  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses - Richard Bauckham
  • Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ - Martin Hengel

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