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  • Copyright: 2011-11-01
  • Publisher: Baker Academic

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In this addition to the well-received Paideia series, Mary Ann Beavis examines cultural context and theological meaning in Mark. Paideia commentaries explore how New Testament texts form Christian readers by#x2B22; attending to the ancient narrative and rhetorical strategies the text employs#x2B22; showing how the text shapes theological convictions and moral habits#x2B22; commenting on the final, canonical form of each New Testament book#x2B22; focusing on the cultural, literary, and theological settings of the text#x2B22; making judicious use of maps, photos, and sidebars in a reader-friendly formatStudents, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the insights that Beavis derives from interrogating the text through multiple perspectives.

Author Biography

Mary Ann Beavis (PhD, University of Cambridge] is professor of religion and culture at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. viii
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 3
Mark 1:1-13 Prologue: John and Jesusp. 30
Mark 1:14-15 Transition: Summary of the Good Newsp. 42
Mark 1:16-3:35 Act 1: Jesus in Galileep. 45
Mark 4:1-34 Interlude: Teaching in Parablesp. 74
Mark 4:35-6:56 Act 2: Beyond Galileep. 88
Mark 7:1-23 Interlude: Teaching on Ritual and Moral Purityp. 112
Mark 7:24-9:29 Act 3: Mission in Gentile Regionsp. 121
Mark 9:30-10:52 Interlude: Teaching on the Way to Jerusalemp. 143
Mark 11:1-12:44 Act 4: Opposition in Jerusalemp. 165
Mark 13:1-37 Interlude: Teaching on the End Timesp. 188
Mark 14:1-15:47 Act 5: Passion Narrativep. 206
Mark 16:1-8 Epilogue: Women at the Empty Tombp. 239
Bibliographyp. 251
Index of Subjectsp. 274
Index of Modern Authorsp. 281
Index of Scripture and Ancient Sourcesp. 285
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