The Four Gospels Through an Outside Window: A Commentary

The Four Gospels Through an Outside Window: A Commentary


As an appreciative but critical commentary on the four Bible Gospels, this is consequently, and most importantly, an in-depth study of the Gospel portrayals of Jesus himself.

Although not the first commentator to conclude that Jesus was simply a human being like the rest of us, Leslie Scrase's analysis of the Gospels, written following many years of study, looks for the evidence that provides proof of this. Whilst he nevertheless concludes that Jesus was a fine teacher and faith healer, his reasoning, taken from the different approaches to the man's life reported within the Gospels, is stimulating and entirely free of dogma.

The final evaluation of Jesus, taken from these Gospels, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, all depicting the life of Jesus, is that, even though some of the teachings ascribed to him are pretty awful by today's standards, much of his teaching is timeless in its quality and remains of universal value and application.

ISBN: 9781852001599 

Size: 217x140mm 

Binding: hardback 

Length: 169pp

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About the author:

Leslie Scrase

The author was born in Addiscombe, East Croydon. He was evacuated in 1939 and again in 1940, which led to his attendance at Selhurst Grammar School followed by Shebbear College in North Devon. 

Following National Service in the Royal Navy he went to Richmond College, London University. Trained as a Methodist Minister, he worked in many places around Britain and also in South India, where he was Principal of an adult training college. 

When his views on theology changed, Leslie Scrase left his Ministry and created his own business in Surrey: Alpha Cars, a chauffeur driven service mostly for businessmen and the stars. In 1996 he left this business to concentrate on his work as a Humanist Celebrant, lecturer and author. 

His published books include a number of thought-provoking commentaries dealing with Humanism and theology, fiction for both adults and children, poetry and three autobiographical fiction accounts:

Twice married, he and Wendy share over twenty grandchildren. In their spare time they are to be found at their home in Dorset.