Dr Shabir Ally outlines a helpful Muslim approach to understanding the four gospels. He shows how the gospel writers modified earlier teaching about Jesus to heighten the status of Jesus, making him greater and more divine. Shabir’s analysis is widely shared in the academic study of the gospels in Western universities (in a subject dominated by Christian scholars). However, few Christians in the pews have any idea what their own scholars are saying. Why this is so is another story..