Jesus' Authority In Markan Perspective

Jesus' Authority In Markan Perspective

by Steven K. Mittwede


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A commitment to authentic and effective cross-cultural ministry, especially in a resistant context, demands that the challenge of contextualisation be dealt with properly. One form of contextualisation, namely the application of redemptive analogies, may hold particular promise for cross-cultural ministers. The present study favourably evaluates the proposal that the high regard for authority endemic in Turkish culture might be a divinely implanted bridge by which Turks can grasp the import of the biblical account of Jesus' person and work, especially as presented in Mark's gospel. Following a survey of the scope and importance of Jesus' authority in Mark's account, two critical issues that impinge on our understanding of Markan christology - the questions of 1) the intent and genre of Mark's gospel, and 2) Mark's use of honorific titles for Jesus - are evaluated with an eye to grasping the missiological implications of Jesus' authority, not only for Turkish culture, but also for evangelism and discipleship in all times and places.

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ISBN-13: 9783639298888
Publisher: VDM Verlag
Publication date: 10/03/2010
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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