Four gospels, four distinct views; Matthew the traditionalist

Roots of Faith

Sally Carpenter, M.Div., is a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. Reach her at sallyc@theacorn.com.The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John tell the story of Jesus’ ministry on Earth.
Why don’t we have one book about Jesus, rather than four distinct profiles?
In a celebrity biography, the basic facts are the same, but much can be different. The authors may interview different people. Eyewitnesses may recall the same incident in various ways.
Likewise, the Gospel writers may have...

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