Centre for Gospels Research End of Year Dinner 2017
On the evening of Tuesday 5 December 2017, the small group who across 2017 steered the Centre for Gospels Research into existence met with some other interested friends to close the year together in the home of Jim (SCD Director of Research) and Elizabeth Harrison. After a beautiful meal, our guest speaker, Dr Paul Barnett presented a paper sharing his latest thoughts on the origins of the four Gospels. The paper explored the idea that the four Gospels were related to four mission fields, and asked whether evidence from the wider New Testament epistles suggests that many of the sayings of Jesus were delivered in Greek and written down by his disciples in Greek, and these were later incorporated into the Gospels as we know them. Dr Barnett fielded a range of questions from the group, the discussion adding to the richness of the evening.
Perhaps in the style of the ancient Symposia, the evening was a first for the newly formed Centre, but hopefully the first of many similar convivial occasions in the years to come.