Say to This Mountain; Mark's Story of Discipleship

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A "team-authored," popular-level version of Ched Myers' monumental study of Mark, Binding the Strong Man, which adapts its socio-literary method of reading to a work ideal for study and reflection by groups or individuals with limited background in biblical scholarship. Walter Wink called the best-selling Binding the Strong Man "quite simply the most important commentary on a book of scripture since Barth's Romans." Now, "Say to this Mountain" makes the powerful insights of that challenging commentary accessible ...
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Overview

A "team-authored," popular-level version of Ched Myers' monumental study of Mark, Binding the Strong Man, which adapts its socio-literary method of reading to a work ideal for study and reflection by groups or individuals with limited background in biblical scholarship. Walter Wink called the best-selling Binding the Strong Man "quite simply the most important commentary on a book of scripture since Barth's Romans." Now, "Say to this Mountain" makes the powerful insights of that challenging commentary accessible and at the same time explores the connections between Mark's "handbook of discipleship" and the demands of our contemporary world. In "Say to this Mountain" Myers is joined by a team of authors, Catholic and Protestant, committed to the work of justice and peace, the renewal of the church, and to Christian discipleship. With Myers they share in the conviction that Mark's story has transforming power only as it intersects with our own life-stories and the broader story of the times in which we live. Together, this team has designed a process for reading the Gospel of Mark in which each of the three circles of story informs the other. Carefully organized in reading units for easy study each section includes two parts: "The Text in Context" looks briefly at the themes raised by each episode in Mark's Gospel. "The Word in Our World" draws out one common thread and reflects upon it in light of our contemporary situation. Throughout the book meditations and practical suggestions emphasize the connections between reflective prayer and concerted action.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570751004
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 500,037
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Circle of Story
Ch. 1 The First Call to Discipleship (1:1-20) 5
Ch. 2 Jesus the Healer (1:21-2:12) 13
Ch. 3 Jubilee! (2:13-3:6) 22
Ch. 4 Binding the Strong Man (3:7-35) 31
Ch. 5 Sowing Hope (4:1-34) 39
Ch. 6 Unmasking Oppression (4:35-5:20) 55
Ch. 7 The Priority and Power of the Poor (5:21-43) 64
Ch. 8 Enough for Everyone (6:1-56) 71
Ch. 9 Lessons in Inclusivity (7:1-37) 79
Ch. 10 Do We Understand Yet? (8:1-21) 87
Ch. 11 The Second Call to Discipleship (8:22-9:1) 99
Ch. 12 From Vision to Impotence (9:2-29) 108
Ch. 13 In Defense of the "Least" (9:30-10:16) 116
Ch. 14 Repentance as Reparation (10:17-31) 124
Ch. 15 Leadership and Service (10:32-52) 132
Ch. 16 "Say to This Mountain" (11:1-25) 145
Ch. 17 Turning the Question Around (11:27-33, 12:13-17) 153
Ch. 18 Revising the Song of the Vineyard (12:1-12) 159
Ch. 19 Arguing Scripture (12:18-13:2) 163
Ch. 20 Revolutionary Patience (13:3-37) 170
Ch. 21 Intimacy and Betrayal (14:1-25) 183
Ch. 22 Prayer as Staying Awake (14:26-52) 188
Ch. 23 Denial and Confession (14:53-15:20) 193
Ch. 24 The End of the World (15:21-46) 199
Ch. 25 The Third Call to Discipleship (15:47-16:8) 205
App. 1 Mapping Mark's Narrative 213
App. 2 Mapping our Family History 223
App. 3 Mapping our Social, Economic, and Political Contexts 226
App. 4 Liturgical Resources 229
Bibliography 239
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