A gospel is an account, often written, that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The most widely-known examples are the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. However, the term is also used to refer to the apocryphal gospels, the non-canonical gospels, the Jewish gospels and the gnostic gospels. Christians may additionally use the term "gospel", otherwise known as the "good news", in reference to the general message of the biblical New Testament.
World religions differ in their treatment of documents classified as gospels. Christianity traditionally places a high value on the four canonical gospels, which it considers to be a revelation from God and central to its belief system. Christians teach that the four canonical gospels are an “accurate and authoritative” representation of the life of Jesus.
In Islam the Injil (Arabic: إنجيل) is the Arabic name for the original gospel of Jesus, and is one of the four Islamic holy books that the Qur'an records as having been revealed by God. Islam holds that over time it became corrupt and God sent the prophet Muhammad to reveal the last book.
Read more about Gospel: Etymology, First Accounts, Synoptic Gospels, Canonical Gospels, Non-canonical Gospels, Islamic View
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... The original gospel of Jesus is named the Injil (Arabic إنجيل ʾInǧīl) in the Qur'an ... God taught Jesus both the law and gospel ... agree that Injil refers to the true gospel, bestowed upon Jesus by God ...
... The Gospel of the Seventy is a currently lost text from the New Testament apocrypha ... The title of the text refers to the number of disciples sent by Jesus to preach, in Luke's Gospel ... The Manicheans appear to have referred to the Gospel of Mani by this title, and as such it may be the same text ...
... The Gospel of Matthias was mentioned by Origen of Alexandria by Eusebius, who attributes it to heretics by Jerome, and in the Decretum Gelasianum which declares it apocryphal ... This lost gospel is probably the document whence Clement of Alexandria quoted several passages, saying that they were borrowed from the traditions of Matthias, Paradoseis ("Paradoxes"), the ... These three writings the Gospel, the Traditions, and the apocryphal Discourses were reckoned as referring to a single work by Theodor Zahn, but Adolf von Harnack denied this ...
... Harnack, Marcion believed there could be only one true gospel, all others being fabrications by pro-Jewish elements, determined to sustain worship of Yahweh ... Furthermore, he believed that the true gospel was given directly to Paul by Christ himself, but was later corrupted by those same elements who also corrupted the ... Marcion saw the attribution of this gospel to "Luke" as another fabrication ...
... There are two possible relationships between Marcion's gospel and the Gospel of Luke either Marcion revised a previously existing Gospel of Luke to fit his own agenda or else his "G ... Marcion's gospel as a revision of Luke's Church Fathers wrote, and the majority of modern scholars agree, that Marcion edited Luke to fit his own ... view, Marcion eliminated the first two chapters of Luke concerning the nativity, and began his gospel at Capernaum making modifications to the remainder suitable to Marcionism ...
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