Explores the figure and function of Mark, the apostolic associate to whom Christians have traditionally attributed authorship of the second gospel.
Using a variety of critical lenses - historical, literary and theological - Black examines the images of Mark the Evangelical which emerge from the New Testament and from the writings of the early church fathers. He shows how these images helped the early church in the formation of its religious memory and theological identity.
Introduction - the quest for the historical mark. Part 1 Glimpses of Mark in the New Testament: the wayward attache -Mark in the Acts of the Apostles; a beloved junior partner -Mark in New Testament letters. Part 2 Portraits of Mark in Patristic Christianity: lineaments of an Apostolic author -the figure of Mark in the second century; sketches of an Apostolic evangelist (1); sketches of an Apostolic evangelist (2); gathering the threads - a Patristic Conspectus. Part 3 The second gospel and its evangelist: the second gospel and the traditions about Mark (1); the second gospel and the traditions about Mark (2); conclusion - Mark the Evangelist - some reflections.
Series: Personalities of the New Testament S.
Published: 13th September 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition