Mark's Story Of Jesus / Edition 1by Werner H. Kelber
Pub. Date: 04/01/1979
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
This book is designed to introduce the reader to a single coherent story, Mark's story of Jesus' life and death. From a literary perspective the reader is therefore advised to approach the Markan story as he or she would any other story: to read the whole story from beginning to end, to observe the characters and the interplay among them, to watch for the author's clues regarding the plot, to discern the plot development, to identify scenes of crisis and recognition, and to view the story's resolution in the light of its antecedent logic.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)
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This excellent little book is an attempt to read Mark's gospel in abstraction from the other (later) canonic gospels. It's theme is Jesus' road to the cross and the disciples' failure to assume leadership of the new movement. In Kelber's reading, the disciples 'never get it' and fail to follow Jesus to Galilee after the resurrection. The women fail to deliver the message from 'the young man' and the disciples stay in Jerusalem rather than follow Jesus. This is an excellent companion text to Kelber's later more challenging work 'The Oral and the Written Gospel'. This book asks the reader to let Mark's gospel speak on its own terms. Highly recommended.