Archive Pages Design$type=blogging

Harmony of the Gospels | Chronological records on the life and times of Jesus Christ

The Life and Time of Jesus Christ by Peter SmithAnd said Jesus, "Peace be unto you! As the Divine Father has sent me, I am sending the peace to you." - John 20:21

The Life and Times of the Lord Jesus Christ: A Harmony of the Gospels by Peter Smith is an important contribution in  bringing the event of Christ's life together as a "fifth gospel". It presents the life of Christ in its correct chronological order with all the details intact whereas the synoptic gospels were not all chronologically recorded, only the gospel of John was.

The canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John written between 65 and 100 AD., individually doesn't mention all of the events of the life of Christ. For example, 
John's Gospel records only 49 events, 
Mark's 70 events,
Matthew's 94 events, and 
Luke's 118 events of Christ life. 

Its scholarly recognized that first canonical gospel was that of Mark (c 65-70) which in turn was used as a source for the gospel of Matthew and Luke. Gospel of John presents quite a different picture, which probably explain why it has the least number of events recorded. There are 87 events which are recorded by only one gospel. Now as a fifth gospel model, Peter Smith has combined all the 179 events in the life of Christ into a single collective report without any repetitious coverage. Sometimes an event in Christ's life is reported by one, two, three and sometimes four gospels, however only one account is chosen in the book. The work selects the account that has the most to say and has the most weighty words. 

There is no doubt that the Life of Christ was, still is and will remain mysterious as truly he was a mystic and those who come to love him will always thirst and long to know more of his life; as apostle John reminds us, "There are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books ...". Yet this book within the context of canonical gospels now refreshes the time and life of Christ in a very useful and important fashion. It was necessary to follow the footsteps of Jesus as it developed and recorded in the four gospels in the manner it happened with time. The accurate time frame is important as well as all the events in a single thread to have a better appreciation of Christ's mission.

It took Peter Smith more than 20 years for the search of a perfect gospel and the final work is about two and a half times the size of Luke's Gospel. The amount of research put in it is truly commendable contribution. About the book Peter Smith states, "You can get the whole story of Christ's life in one account ... it would be great (to) get the fullest account possible without having to resort to study the four gospel narratives, which give an incomplete picture of his life."

Anyone who is interested in getting a clearer image of the life of one of the most celebrated yet enigmatic figure of human history, Jesus Christ - certainly this book is a good recommendation. 

About the Author: Peter E. J. Smith is an avid student of the life of Jesus Christ. He is an elder of a Broken Hill Church, enjoys teaching and preaching in his local church. For comment / request, he can be reached via email: petersmith (at)

:: Reference



99 names abida activism adab adamandeveit advaita alchemy alchemy of the divine Ali alka Allah almsgiving americandiary anab analysis antiwar art article ascetic attributes audio authority award bahai bahaullah bangla bangladesh baul bawa beauty bengali bhakti bible bill whitehouse biography blog book book review booklog bosnia breath bual buddha buddhism calligraphy carnival carolyn charity children Christ christian christianity Christology click comparative comparative religion compassion consciousness contemplative tradition conversation cosmology counsel creative creative thought creative thoughts crucifixion current affairs dante darshan death deception democracy desert spirituality desire destiny devotion Dhikr diary documentary donation download dreamwork DVD dying earth ecospirituality ego egypt eid end time endtime enlightenment eschatology esoteric ethics event evil exegesis exergesis experience faith fast fasting feminine folk forgiveness fundraising ghayb gita globaloneness gnosis God golden sufi gospel governance grace gratitude guestblog guide on the path gurdjieff hadith hadra hafez hafiz haiku hajj haqiqat haqqu hasidic headscarf headscarves healing health heart hinduism history humanright humor husayn illusion imran-hosein in_quest_of_oasis inayat khan infographic inspiration integral spirituality interview islam islamophobia jesus Jesus Christ Jewish journalism judaism justice kabir kahlil gibran kenwilber Koan Koran krishna language last age law of attraction life link Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee love love. inspiration lyric mahmud shabistari maktub malamat mansur hallaj mary mary magdalene Mawlid meditation meditative quranic verse mercy metaphysics miracle miraj Mohammad mosque movie Muhammad music muslim mystic mysticism mysticsaint poetry mysticsaint prayer mysticsaint thought Nachman naomi naqshbandi nature news news. jesus tomb old age oneness origin original osho palestine paradox peace philosophy photography pir zia inayat khan pluralism podcast poem poem on God poetry poety poll porshee positive psychology poverty practice prayer presence present project Prophet Muhammad protest psychology qawwali question quote Quran quranic qurbani rabbi meir ben Baruch ramadan reality reincarnation relation religion Remembrance resource Resurrection retreat review roundup rumi sacred activism sacred geometry sacrifice saint saints saying sayings of Prophet science secret secularism self service Shadhiliyya shamanism Shamcher Shaykh Nooruddeen Durkee shrine Sidi Sikh social media sohbet song soul sound speedlink spiritual spiritual materials spirituality statistics story submission sufi sufi healing sufi podcast sufi poetry carnival sufi tale sufi tariqa sufi text sufi wisdom sufi-infographic sufihaqqu sufis sufism sufism wisdom sufism. hinduism sufitale surrender survey symbology tafsir tagore tantra tao teaching technology ted temple terrorism the secret thelogy thought thoughts time translation travel tribute truth unity upanishad vatican veda veil video view violence visit webcast wisdom witness woman workshop worship yoga zakat zawiya zen zen mind Zikr
Technology of the Heart: Harmony of the Gospels | Chronological records on the life and times of Jesus Christ
Harmony of the Gospels | Chronological records on the life and times of Jesus Christ
Technology of the Heart
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago