Mark: An Introduction and Study Guide

Shaping the Life and Legacy of Jesus
T&T Clark (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 12. Januar 2017
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 112 Seiten
978-1-350-00887-8 (ISBN)
This Guide reads the Gospel of Mark as a 1st-century CE story about Jesus, for his followers, and against tyranny or the abusive use of power.

First, the book shows students how the Gospel uses the form of a traditional laudatory biography (a 'Life') to reshape the memory of the shame-ridden trials and suffering of Jesus. Such a biography portrayed Jesus' descent (as a son of God), his deeds, and his heroic death, dispelling any notion that the teacher Jesus was a charlatan or huckster.

Second, Smith demonstrates how the Gospel devotes a great deal of space to Jesus' training of his disciples - as he calls, commissions, and corrects them in preparation for the difficult moments of their journey.

Third, Smith highlights the Gospel's special characterizations of Jesus - as a prophetic envoy, a man of authority, and a philosophical hero - contrasting Jesus' use of power with the abusive use of power by Rome's representatives (Herod Antipas and Pilate).
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
  • Höhe: 234 mm
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  • Breite: 156 mm
  • 181 gr
978-1-350-00887-8 (9781350008878)

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Abraham Smith is Professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA.
Introduction: Reshaping the Memory of a Teacher and his Movement
1. Mark as a Life about Jesus
2. Mark as a Life for Jesus' Followers
3. Jesus as Prophetic Envoy
4. Jesus as a Powerful Broker
5. Jesus as a Philosophical Hero
[A] very worthwhile contribution ... This volume would form an excellent basis for a set of Bible study group sessions. * The Catholic Herald * Smith's book is rich in wel-informed Christological insight and speculation ... Those who are keen to bring their existing literary and theological grip of the bluntest and most vivid canonical gospel back to the boil in time for Year B are likely to see their engagement with Smith's ideas as a useful exercise. * The Reader *

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