What Are They Saying about Mark?

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In recent years - and especially since the first edition of this volume appeared in 1985 - an important testing ground for the application of new approaches to the Bible has been the Gospel of Mark. As a fast-moving and sophisticated narrative about Jesus' public ministry issuing in his passion and death, Mark's Gospel lends itself to various forms of literary, historical, and theological analysis.
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Overview

In recent years - and especially since the first edition of this volume appeared in 1985 - an important testing ground for the application of new approaches to the Bible has been the Gospel of Mark. As a fast-moving and sophisticated narrative about Jesus' public ministry issuing in his passion and death, Mark's Gospel lends itself to various forms of literary, historical, and theological analysis.
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Table of Contents

Looking Backward and Forward
Looking Backward
Looking Forward

2. Literary Studies
Literary Analysis
Reader-Response Criticism
Space and Time
Characters
Genre

3. Theological Studies
An Overview of Markan Theology
Christology
Use of the Old Testament
Discipleship
Community Life
Faith and Related Themes

4. Historical Studies
The Setting of the Gospels Composition
History behind the Text
Sources behind the Text
Mark at Qumran?

5. Engaged Readings
Feminist Readings
Political Readings
Spirituality
Preaching
Commentaries

Bibliography
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