Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


New Testament Studies, Mark, gospel of Jesus Christ, the Gospels


The term gospel means "good news" and has specific reference to the news of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The word came to be applied to histories of the life and ministry of Christ because Mark began his account with the words "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God ... " (Mark 1:1).