Religious Glossary - common terms used related to Religion
Gospel - In Christianity, Gospels are a genre of Early
Christian literature essentially concerning the message and
meaning of Jesus. Each of the four canonic gospels reveals
the "Good News" about Christ's life and presence embedded
in a narrative of Jesus Christ's life.
The final lesson in The Word of God taken from one of the
four Gospels in the New Testament. It is normally read by
a deacon or priest, and as a sign of reverence, the people
and assisting ministers stand when the Gospel is proclaimed
From the Old English god spel, or "good news." In the Christian
tradition, it refers to the grace of God through faith in
Jesus Christ. It also refers collectively to the New Testament
literary genre composed of the four books (Mark, Matthew,
Luke and John), or "gospels," that provide narratives of Jesus'
birth, ministry, death and resurrection.