Who wrote the gospels, and when? Why are there four gospels? Why are Mark, Matthew, and Luke similar but John so different? Why do the gospels often contradict each other? Who decided to include these four gospels in the New Testament while many others didn’t make the cut? Are the gospels trustworthy depictions of Jesus of Nazareth? And how should the gospels texts be interpreted? We’ll discuss these and other intriguing questions as we examine four of the world’s most influential writings.