It would be going too far to say that he’s definitively answered the question of harmonization, when it comes to the Gospels, but Dr. Silva certainly presents some interesting and thought provoking ideas. His approach focuses on the purpose of the Gospel writers and how each author tailors the historical events to bring out, or highlight, a particular theological nuance. He even suggests that Matthew wrote his Gospel with a certain sermonic purpose in mind.
Difficulty: Intermediate to Advanced
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