The Theology of the Gospel of Mark

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 17, 1999 - Religion - 275 pages
This 1999 book presents the reader with a comprehensive view of the theology underlying the first narrative account of the life of Jesus. In Chapter 1 Dr Telford introduces the background of the text and its general message, attempting briefly to place the Gospel (and therefore its theology) in its historical setting. In the second chapter, he describes and analyses the Gospel's theology, again from an historical perspective and with particular regard to its original context. In the third chapter, Telford goes on to examine the Gospel in relation to other relevant writings of the New Testament. Briefly reviewing this larger corpus and highlighting parallels and contrasts, where appropriate, he seeks to locate the Gospel's theology in its wider canonical context. The fourth and final chapter ranges even further afield, commenting on the Gospel's history of interpretation and on its significance in the contemporary context.
 

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The book was pretty good all round,but I think and other may not think so, that it assumed a little too much what Mark was thinking at the time. AND Some here say Peter wrote it and then I would say it said a little more Assuming than it should have. There is facts and then there is Assuming, which in some cases assuming too much can get you in trouble ! I could not say the Assuming was out of line,but the Assuming just went a little bit over for my way of thinking ! I could be wrong here,but it is my thoughts on the matter and only my thoughts ! I say again assuming is assuming and Facts are facts ! 

Contents

The historical setting of the Gospel of Mark
1
Authorship date and provenance
9
The Markan community
15
The tradition before Mark
18
The message of Mark
21
The theology of Mark
30
The message of Jesus
54
The mission of Jesus
88
Mark and the Gospels
173
Mark and Acts
182
Mark and the Letters of Peter
188
Mark and Hebrews
198
Mark and Revelation
205
Mark in the church and in the world
214
The contemporary significance of Mark
217
Select bibliography
242

heroes and villains in the Markan drama
116
The purpose of Marks Gospel
137
Mark and the New Testament
164
Mark and Q
170
Index of references
249
Index of names
268
Index of subjects
273
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