In this unit you are introduced to a new genre, Gospel, and how the inductive approach to Bible study can enrich your Gospel study. You are introduced to the relationship between all three Synoptic Gospels, which will enhance your understanding of each of these Gospels. You will explore the uniqueness of Mark’s Gospel and the emphasis he had for his first readers, the relevance of which, you will discover, is so pertinent for the Church today.
The Gospel of Luke, one of the two books written by a Gentile, is a rich complement to the previous Gospel you have studied. You will discover how Luke relates his Gospel story to the unfolding purposes of God throughout history, and in so doing you will continue to develop your skills in understanding how to read and study such a Gospel. You will identify those features that make this beautiful Gospel unique, and reflect on the current implications of these.