FHS 2: Gospels and Jesus General Reading List

Some General Reading for Jesus & the Gospels


  • Allison, Dale C. 2009. The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
  • Gaventa, Beverly Roberts and Richard B. Hays, eds. 2008. Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
  • Theissen, Gerd and Annette Merz. 1998. The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide. Trans. J.Bowden. London: SCM Press.
  • Keener, Craig S. 2009. The Historical Jesus of the Gospels. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

The Gospels: Matthew & John

  • Bauckham, Richard J. 2007. The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.
  • Beaton, Richard C. 2005. “How Matthew Writes.” In The Written Gospel 116-34. Ed. M. Bockmuehland D. A. Hagner. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Barton, Stephen C., ed. 2006. The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Bird, Michael F. 2014. The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
  • Brown, Raymond E. 2003. An Introduction to the Gospel of John.Ed. F. J. Moloney. ABRL. New York: Doubleday.
  • France, R. T. 1998. Matthew: Evangelist & Teacher. Ed. R. T.France. New Testament Profiles. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press.
  • Westerholm, Stephen. 2006. Understanding Matthew: The Early Christian Worldview of the First Gospel. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.
  • Perkins, Pheme. 2007. Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
  • Stanton, Graham. 2002. The Gospels and Jesus. 2nd edn. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Thatcher, Tom. 2007. What We Have Heard From the Beginning: The Past, Present, and Future of Johannine Studies. Waco: Baylor University Press.
rev. 2/2015