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What Are They Saying About Mark? : What are They Saying About - Daniel J. Harrington, SJ

What Are They Saying About Mark?

What are They Saying About

Paperback Published: 15th December 2004
ISBN: 9780809142637
Number Of Pages: 96

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Perhaps the most striking development in biblical studies in recent years has been the proliferation of 'new' methods used in approaching the texts. While in most circles the historical-critical method remains fundamental, biblical interpreters now routinely draw on 'new' approaches developed in linguistics, literary studies, and the social sciences.

In recent years an important testing ground for the application of these new methods to the Bible has been the Gospel of Mark. As a fast moving and sophisticated narrative about Jesus' public ministry issuing in his passion and death, Mark's Gospel lends itself to various forms of literary, historical, and theological analysis.

This book describes and analyzes the many attempts at applying the new methods to Mark's Gospel. It considers how this Gospel has been approached from different angles according to the perspectives of modern literary criticism, examines how its major theological topics have been treated, explores efforts at clarifying its historical setting, and discusses the 'engaged'--feminist, political, and pastoral--readings this Gospel has generated in recent years.

Introduction : looking backward and forwardp. 1
Literary studiesp. 10
Theological studiesp. 29
Historical studiesp. 49
Engaged readingsp. 69
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ISBN: 9780809142637
ISBN-10: 0809142635
Series: What are They Saying About
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 15th December 2004
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.15