Moloney offers the fruits of top-level biblical scholarship in a broadly accessible format. Students and professors alike will appreciate and profit from his fresh and lucid presentation of the message of one of the Christian faith's earliest and most enigmatic proponents and the inventor of its most revered literary genre.
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The following book does not pretend to lead its reader down every avenue of interpretation emerging from classical lack of interest to the present-day fascination with the Gospel of Mark. I will maintain a conversation with some of that scholarship, largely for the instruction of my readers who may be approaching the Gospel of Mark in a systematic fashion for the first time.From the Inside Flap:
The earliest and briefest of the four Gospels has traditionally been ascribed to a disciple named Mark. In some ages it has been overshadowed by its lengthier neighbors in the New Testament, but its pages hold rich rewards for those who ask the right questions. Who was "Mark," and what were his goals—historical, theological, or otherwise? How does he shape his story of Jesus, and what interpretation of the origins of Christianity does that shaping reveal? More particularly, what is his understanding of his central character, Jesus of Nazareth? And finally, what abiding value does his story hold for those who read this "good news" as a key part of the charter of the Christian church in its life today?
Seminarians, other graduate students and advanced undergraduates, pastors, and other readers seeking an introduction to the Gospel of Mark through the lens of sensitive literary, historical, and theological scholarship need look no further. In Mark: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist, Francis J. Moloney offers the fruits of top-level biblical scholarship in a broadly accessible format. Students and professors alike will appreciate and profit from his fresh and lucid presentation of the message of one of the Christian faith’s earliest and most enigmatic proponents, and the inventor of its most revered literary genre, the gospel.
"If you are seeking a reliable and engaging introduction to the Gospel of Mark, look no further. Moloney’s work presents students and pastors, as well as scholars, with a reliable account of how the Gospel of Mark became such a central text in contemporary New Testament studies, and it offers us an engaging reading of the Markan story that opens new vistas. Moloney provides a thorough study of Markan Christology and ecclesiology, and his final chapter, "The Good News of Human Failure," is the most insightful statement of Mark’s accomplishment I have read. Clearly written and always compelling in its presentation, Mark, Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist is the perfect introduction to a serious reading of the Markan Gospel. Carefully researched and based on an insightful reading of the Gospel text, it will remain a staple of Markan studies for years to come."
—Frank J. Matera, Professor of New Testament, The Catholic University of America
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Book Description Hendrickson Publishers, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1565635132
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