Ospels and translating the message of Jesus

Question: Does the fact that there are four gospels in the New Testament help or hinder the attempt to translate the person and message of Jesus of Nazareth?

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Documents to assist attached, journal articles will follow.

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This link might be useful: #lectures

Added on 11.04.2015 18:57
Two relevant articles: (1) Four Gospels, One Jesus? A Symbolic Reading, (2) Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study.