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Overview of the Gospels in (and
excluded from) the official canon

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Gospels covered in this section include both the 4 Gospels which form part of the New Testament canon, and a number of other gospels that which were widely accepted by the early Christian movement but which were never accepted into the the official canon of Christian Scriptures (New Testament).

Topics covered in this section:

bullet Introduction,  The Synoptic Problem.
 
bullet The Gospel of Q. The Gospel of Mark.*
 
bullet The Gospels of Matthew,* Luke,* and John.*
 
bullet The Gospel of Thomas
 
bullet The Gospels of Mary and Judas. The infancy gospels of Thomas & James

* These gospels are found in the Bible. The four are listed above in their probable chronological order. The Gospel of Q does not appear intact in the Bible; Matthew and Luke both contain passages from Q.

Related essays on this web site:

bullet Differences between the Gospel of John and the Synoptic Gospels
 
bullet Parallels between the Gospels and Pagan mythology

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