Mark: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist

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"The earliest and briefest of the four Gospels has traditionally been ascribed to a disciple named Mark. Though overshadowed by its lengthier neighbors in ages past, its pages hold rich rewards for those who ask the right questions. Who was "Mark" and what were his purposes - historical, theological, or otherwise? How does his shaping of the story of Jesus of Nazareth and the origins of Christianity continue to inform our understanding of the "good news" today?" In Mark: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist, biblical scholar Francis J. Moloney
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Overview

"The earliest and briefest of the four Gospels has traditionally been ascribed to a disciple named Mark. Though overshadowed by its lengthier neighbors in ages past, its pages hold rich rewards for those who ask the right questions. Who was "Mark" and what were his purposes - historical, theological, or otherwise? How does his shaping of the story of Jesus of Nazareth and the origins of Christianity continue to inform our understanding of the "good news" today?" In Mark: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist, biblical scholar Francis J. Moloney explores these questions in a presentation that will profit all those who wish to encounter one of the Christian faith's earliest proponents and the inventor of its most revered literary genre, the gospel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565635135
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis J. Moloney, SDB (DPhil, University of Oxford), is Senior Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. He formerly served as dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Catholic University of America and as provincial superior of the Salesians of Don Bosco for Australia and the Pacific region. He is the author of many books, including The Gospel of John: Text and Context and A Body Broken for a Broken People.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The author of Mark in history 3
Ch. 2 History and theology 19
Ch. 3 Mark's story 47
Ch. 4 Mark 1:1-8:30 : who is Jesus? 59
Ch. 5 Mark 8:31-16:8 : son of man, Christ, and son of God 82
Ch. 6 Mark the interpreter of Jesus of Nazareth 125
Ch. 7 Mark the interpreter of the Christian community 159
Ch. 8 The good news of the gospel of Mark 185
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