As It Is Written: The Nature, Purpose, and Meaning of Mark's Gospel

As It Is Written: The Nature, Purpose, and Meaning of Mark's Gospel

by Claude Pavur
     
 
Many major questions about the Bible's Book of Mark, the "the oldest written gospel," remain, but some essential clarity on its nature, purpose, and meaning can now be attained on the basis of the last century's far-reaching scholarship and reflection. This scholarly work takes previous research to a new level, arguing that the author of the gospel of Mark wrote this

Overview

Many major questions about the Bible's Book of Mark, the "the oldest written gospel," remain, but some essential clarity on its nature, purpose, and meaning can now be attained on the basis of the last century's far-reaching scholarship and reflection. This scholarly work takes previous research to a new level, arguing that the author of the gospel of Mark wrote this text primarily to be a kind of revelational book (and not a biography, for example), with scriptural writings, particularly the Septuagint, as his model and inspiration. Knowing this is essential for a coherent interpretation of the gospel. Topics taken up include the meaning of scripturality, canonicity, and authorship in a biblical setting; the notion of revelation; features of septuagintal genres, styles, and discourses; other approaches to the genre of Mark's gospel; and the possible uses and provenance of this text. Biblical scholars will find here a wide range of advanced study synthesized to make a new breakthrough on some critical long-standing questions about the gospel. Though some foreign-language scholarship is cited in the original languages, the substance of this work is fully accessible to English-speakers. Any students of the gospels will find this study a helpful overview of and introduction to contemporary Marcan research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016663845
Publisher:
Claude Pavur
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
302 KB

Meet the Author

Claude Pavur, S.J., has a master's degree in scripture from the Jesuit School of Theology (now associated with Santa Clara University) and the Graduate Theological Union of Berkeley, California. He also has degrees in theology from Regis College in the Toronto School of Theology and in classics, philosophy, and humanistic studies from Yale and Emory. In 1995, he became a professor of Latin at Saint Louis University, with leading interests in classical humanism, Latin pedagogy, and Jesuit education. He created and has run the Latin Teaching Materials at Saint Louis University website since 1996. In 2011, he was appointed to serve as a visiting scholar on the staff of the Institute of Jesuit Sources, where, in 2005, he had produced the first full English translation of the critical text of the Ratio Studiorum of 1599.

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