Go Preach!: Mark's Kingdom Message and the Black Church Today

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Connecting the apocalyptic message of Mark's Gospel to principles and programs of socio-cultural transformation in the life of the Black church today, Blount begins his study of Mark by examining the social significance of Jesus' proclamation of the coming Kingdom of God. Through Jesus, God's future power broke through to the human present. This experience of the Kingdom empowered the disciples to "Go preach" the Kingdom message in word and deed, to finish the story that Mark's narration about Jesus began. Blount...
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Overview

Connecting the apocalyptic message of Mark's Gospel to principles and programs of socio-cultural transformation in the life of the Black church today, Blount begins his study of Mark by examining the social significance of Jesus' proclamation of the coming Kingdom of God. Through Jesus, God's future power broke through to the human present. This experience of the Kingdom empowered the disciples to "Go preach" the Kingdom message in word and deed, to finish the story that Mark's narration about Jesus began. Blount compares the situation of today's Black church to the situation in which the Gospel arose and explores the implications of apocalyptic theology for the pastoral mission of the Black church. He demonstrates the value of a sociolinguistic approach to the scripture, both in interpreting the text in its original context and in unpacking its meaning for today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570751714
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Bible and Liberation Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Making the Case: An Introduction
1 The Kingdom of God as Boundary Crossing 3
2 Defining the Kingdom: A Review 13
Pt. II Kingdom Language in the First-Century Markan Context
3 Social Location and Language: Accessing Meaning 33
4 Establishing the Context: Mark's Social Location 55
5 The Context of Culture: Apocalyptic Intervention 65
Pt. III The Kingdom of God in Mark Crossing Boundaries
An Excursus: Strategy and Tactics 79
6 Preaching the Kingdom 82
7 Dismantling Satanic Rule 99
8 Teaching Intervention 112
9 Discipleship as Apocalyptic Intervention 126
10 Enter the Kingdom 143
11 An Interventionist Meal 161
12 Mark's Main Mode: Preach! 178
Pt. IV The Meaning of Mark's Kingdom Message for Today's Black Church
13 A Correspondence of Relationships: Mark and Today's Black Church 199
14 Corresponding Contexts of Culture: Mark and the Black Church 216
15 Toward a Corresponding Preunderstanding: Intervention 233
16 A Corresponding Mode: Go Preach! 248
Bibliography 269
General Index 281
Scripture Index 287
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