The Ending of Mark and the Ends of God: Essays in Memory of Donald Harrisville Juel

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Among his many contributions to New Testament studies, Donald Juel was perhaps best known for his treatment of the ending of Mark's Gospel. He saw the open-endedness of Mark as powerfully unsettling for the reader who desires to tame and predict God's actions. In this series of essays, edited by Beverly Roberts Gaventa and Patrick Miller, theologians begin with Juel's own work and reflect on the "unsettling" in the context of their own work.

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Overview

Among his many contributions to New Testament studies, Donald Juel was perhaps best known for his treatment of the ending of Mark's Gospel. He saw the open-endedness of Mark as powerfully unsettling for the reader who desires to tame and predict God's actions. In this series of essays, edited by Beverly Roberts Gaventa and Patrick Miller, theologians begin with Juel's own work and reflect on the "unsettling" in the context of their own work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664227395
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Beverly Roberts Gaventa is Helen H. P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She has published a number of books including Mary: Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus, one of the few books written about Mary by a Protestant woman.

Patrick D. Miller is Charles T. Haley Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous books, including The Religion of Ancient Israel. He is coeditor of the Interpretation commentary series and the Westminster Bible Companion series. In 1998, he served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature. He was also editor of Theology Today for twenty years.

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Table of Contents

1 A disquieting silence : the matter of the ending 1
2 Is the joke on us? : Mark's irony, Mark's God, and Mark's ending 15
3 The face is familiar - I just can't place it 33
4 Unsettling generosity : fearful disciples on this side of the text 51
5 When the ending is not the end 65
6 The God who will not be taken for granted : reflections on Paul's letter to the Romans 77
7 Prophetic surprise in Romans 9-11 91
8 Baptism as change of lordship 107
9 The end of the beginning : Genesis 50 115
10 Between disappointment and hope at the boundary : Moses' death at the end of Deuteronomy 127
11 Doors thrown open and waters gushing forth : Mark, Ezekiel, and the architecture of hope 139
12 Following an unfollowable God 155
13 The Bible and theological education : a report and reflections on a journey 165
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