Who Really Wrote the Gospels, and Why Should We Care?
A Talk Given at the Religious Education Congress of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Felix Just, S.J. - Loyola Marymount University - Feb. 17, 2001

According to Catholic tradition, the four Gospels were written by four individuals called the four Evangelists. Many scholars today, however, argue that the original authors were "anonymous," and that the names of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were only later connected with these four books. Which opinion is correct? Better yet, what difference does it make? This workshop will explain why it is important for all Christian teachers and students to know how, when, for whom, and by whom the Gospels were written.

A videotape of this talk is available through Loyola Productions.

Texts and Resources:

Official Church Documents (click here):

The Four Evangelists: Symbols of the Four Evangelists (click here):