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The authors of the four canonical Christian gospels are known as the Four Evangelists.
Paul the Apostle used the term The earliest extant use of "gospel" to denote a particular genre of literature dates to the 2nd century. 155) in the Apology wrote of "..apostles, in the memoirs composed by them, which are called Gospels".
Scholars hold a wide spectrum of views on the origins and composition of the gospels.
For other uses, see Gospel music, Gospel (disambiguation), or The Four Gospels (disambiguation).A gospel is an account describing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.The most widely known examples are the four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John which are included in the New Testament, but the term can also used to refer to apocryphal, non-canonical, Jewish–Christian and gnostic gospels.Christianity places a high value on the four canonical gospels, which it considers to be a revelation from God and central to its belief system.This position however, requires a liberal view of Biblical inerrancy. Wright holds firmly to the historical authenticity of the death and resurrection of Jesus, stating that of the whole Bible, this is the story with the most overwhelming historical evidence.