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Four Portraits, One Jesus Video Lectures

A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels
Mark L. Strauss
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Four Portraits, One Jesus Video Lectures provides 20 easy-to-follow lessons introducing students to the Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Integrated for use with today's bestselling Gospels textbook Four Portraits, One Jesus by New Testament expert Mark L. Strauss, these video lectures are ideal for students wanting to learn more about the Gospels. Useful for traditional students in colleges and seminaries wanting additional instruction, students in distance and online-learning courses, and independent learners alike, these lectures provide a full overview of Jesus' life and ministry from a top New Testament scholar.

With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books addressing the following important areas:

  • First he addresses the nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds of the Gospels.
  • He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme.
  • Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.

Designed with the student in mind, each lecture covers a chapter in the book and is approximately twenty minutes in length. A thorough introduction by a master teacher, Four Portraits, One Jesus Video Lectures provides a useful study tool for anyone wanting to better understand the Gospels and their presentation of Jesus.

About the Author

Mark L. Strauss (PhD, Aberdeen) is university professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary, where he has served since 1993. His books include Four Portraits, One Jesus; How to Read the Bible in Changing Times; The Essential Bible Companion; and commentaries on Mark and Luke. He also serves as vice chair of the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version translation.

  • Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • ISBN: 9780310109792
  • Release: March 24, 2020
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