The first four books of the New Testament, which tell the life story of Jesus and explain the significance of his message. Gospel means “good news” — in this case, the news of the salvation (see also salvation) made possible by the death and Resurrection of Jesus. The four Gospels are attributed to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
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We can see evidence of its presence even in the communities of the authors who produced our canonical Gospels.
We also have the Gnostic Gospels, discovered in 1947 and adding a wealth of insights into early Christian thinking.
The apocryphal gospels contain many, and some are preserved by Persian and Arabian poets.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
It also led to the conception of the marvelous legend of the cross in the apocryphal gospels and ancient traditions.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
In the four Gospels alone there are more than one hundred and sixty quotations from the Old Testament.Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study|Dwight Moody
The Fourth Gospel, which had superseded other and older gospels, was generally read in the Johannine churches.
Theodoret says that as late as the fifth century many churches used the Gospel of Tatian instead of the canonical Gospels.