Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Gospels Are Composed For A Liturgical Purpose

"The Evangelists have arranged [the Gospels] in accordance with a historical scheme. But we notice, in the freedom with which they are arranged, that concern for historical accuracy was secondary with them, and that the Gospels in their turn are not 'Lives of Jesus' in the modern sense of the words, but writings intended perhaps for liturgical reading, and whose very plan may well have been inspired by the requirements of this liturgical purpose."

-Jean Danielou in Christ and Us.

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