Mark: Shaping the Life and Legacy of Jesus


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This Guide reads the Gospel of Mark as a first-century CE story about Jesus, for his followers, and against tyranny or the abusive use of power. First, the book examines how the Gospel uses the form of a traditional laudatory biography (a 'Life') to reshape the memory of the shame-ridden trials and suffering of Jesus. Such a biography portrayed Jesus' descent (as a son of God), his deeds, and his heroic death, dispelling any notion that the teacher Jesus was a charlatan or huckster. Second, by examining how the Gospel ...

Mark: Shaping the Life and Legacy of Jesus 2015, Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd

ISBN-13: 9781909697812

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