While secular critics and liberal religious scholars have discounted the historicity and integrity of the first three Gospels, evangelicals maintain that the Synoptic Gospels fully support a high view of inspirations and historicity, despite varying views among evangelicals on Gospel origins.
Four evangelical scholars join together in a presentation/response format to examine the three dominant views on gospel origins. Grant Osborne and Matthew Williams present the Two-Source or Markian Priority View; John Niemelä presents the Two Gospel or Matthean Priority View; and F. David Farnell presents the Independence View. Robert Thomas provides a helpful introduction to the issues and a final summary of the discussion.
Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies