What is Gospel?

  • (noun): A genre of a capella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul).
    Synonyms: gospel singing
    See also — Additional definitions below

Gospel

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.

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Gospel Of The Seventy
... The Gospel of the Seventy is a currently lost text from the New Testament apocrypha ... 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 ...
Gospel Of Marcion - Relationship To The Gospel of Luke
... 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 ... 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 theology, Marcionism ... 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 ...
Gospel Of Matthias - Historical References
... 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 ... 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 ...
Gospel Of Marcion - Justification
... According to 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 Pauline ... Marcion saw the attribution of this gospel to "Luke" as another fabrication ...
Gospel - Islamic View
... The original gospel of Jesus is named the Injil (Arabic إنجيل‎ ʾInǧīl) in the Qur'an ... God taught Jesus both the law and gospel ... Muslim scholars generally agree that Injil refers to the true gospel, bestowed upon Jesus by God ...

More definitions of "Gospel":

  • (noun): An unquestionable truth.
    Example: "His word was gospel"
    Synonyms: gospel truth
  • (noun): A doctrine that is believed to be of great importance.
    Example: "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
  • (noun): Four books in the New Testament that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings.
    Synonyms: Gospels, evangel

Famous quotes containing the word gospel:

    This is the gospel of labour, ring it, ye bells of the kirk!
    The Lord of Love came down from above, to live with the men who work.
    This is the rose that He planted, here in the thorn-curst soil:
    Heaven is blest with perfect rest, but the blessing of Earth is toil.
    Henry Van Dyke (1852–1933)

    peace hath her victories
    No less renowned than war; new foes arise,
    Threatening to bind our souls with secular chains:
    Help us to save free conscience from the paw
    Of hireling wolves whose gospel is their maw.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Love is both Creator’s and Saviour’s gospel to mankind; a volume bound in rose-leaves, clasped with violets, and by the beaks of humming-birds printed with peach-juice on the leaves of lilies.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)