I recently attended a religious education workshop, and the teacher said that the Gospels were written by the early Church community probably between the years 200 and 300, not by St. However, we must be aware that a lot of "strange" things have emerged in some circles of modern Scripture scholarship, where scholars have isolated the texts of Sacred Scripture and examined them without any appreciation for divine intervention or the living Tradition of the Church.
If this is true, then the Gospels really don't tell us much about Jesus but seem more "made up" by later believers. A reader in Sterling The notion that the Gospels are the product of the early Church community in the third century is "strange" indeed.
Using virtually entirely different sources, including foreign-language sources as well, Price comes to the same logical conclusion. Because this fascinating area of study is evidently more widespread and these facts more well known than mainstream academia lets on.
Having said that - somewhat in jest - I have nonetheless put pen to paper to provide a proper analysis of a worthy effort. Price is one of the leading luminaries in New Testament studies, bringing with him not only an impressive amount of erudition but also a fresh perspective of an old and festering dilemma, which is the probable condition of the New Testament prior to the First Council of Nicene in 325 AD/CE.
Having been instructed by the Lord and then enlightened by the Holy Spirit, they preached with a fuller understanding. Throughout this Gospel, the numerous details indicate the author was an eyewitness. Whether the actual saint wrote word-for-word, whether a student did some later editing, or whether a student actually wrote what had been taught by the saint, we must remember the textswhole and entireare inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Eventually, the "sacred authors" wrote the four Gospels. We must keep in mind that the ancient world, authorship was designated in several ways: First, the author was clearly the individual who actually wrote the text with his own pen. Also scholars generally agree that "the beloved disciple" mentioned in the Gospel is St. Yes, the human authors used their skills and language with a view to an audience; however, they wrote what God wanted written.
Sad to say, some Scripture scholars would have us believe that the only thing we can know for certain is that Jesus existed.
Even the pagan Roman historians could tell us that. Therefore, to answer this question we must be clear on how the Gospels were formed and what constitutes authorship.
Indeed, in between Price's impressive translations of these texts, as well as in the footnotes, appear nuggets of material that help fill out the overall thesis of the work: To wit, the pre-Nicene New Testament essentially originated with Marcion, as was related in ancient times.