Will the real Jesus please stand up?: An interview with Daniel Harrington, S.J.
Yes, the gospels present four different portraits of Jesus. That's the whole point.
Like many Catholics of their generation, Daniel Harrington's family wasn't made up of Bible readers. Harrington recalls two Protestants coming to his house when he was a child. "We'd like to discuss the Bible," they said, to which his mother replied, "We're Catholics. We don't read the Bible."