Generally speaking, all of our thoughts and ideas regarding these life-changing events in Christianity are primarily based upon the stories presented in the four canonical gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Experts say that the first written document describing life of Jesus Christ, the gospel of Matthew, was written in approximately 60 AD. Before that time, the story travelled via spoken word repeated many times.
Over two thousand years have passed since the birth of Christ, and we now know approximately the time, the place, and who was there. The Twenty-First Century: A New Reading of the New Testament explores all facets of these historical events.