Mark's Jesus

Mark's Jesus

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Noted biblical scholar Elizabeth Struthers Malbon asks a literary question in this landmark volume: how does the Markan narrative characterise Jesus? Through a close narrative analysis, she carefully examines various ways the Gospel discloses its central character. The result is a multi-layered Markan narrative christol-ogy, focusing not only on what the narrator and other characters say about Jesus (pro-jected christology), but also on what Jesus says in response to what these others say to and about him (deflected christology), what Jesus says instead about himself and God (refracted christology), what Jesus does (enacted christology), and how what other char-acters do is related to what Jesus says and does (reflected christology). Holding signifi-cant implications for those who wish to use Mark's Gospel to make claims about the his-torical Jesus, as well as for those who wish to use Mark's Gospel to construct confessions about the church's belief, Malbon's research is a groundbreaking work of scholarship.Thus 4:1-34, 8:22-10:52, and chapter 13, the center column in the schematic diagram above, concern the Markan Jesusa#39; actions in ... Jesusa#39; challenges by the leaders of the Jewish establishment while he was aquot;walking in the templeaquot; (1 1:27) and leads directly to chapter 13, the ... For a quite different outline, especially of the first half of Mark, see Eduard Schwei- zer, aquot;The Portrayal of the Life of Faith in theanbsp;...

Title:Mark's Jesus
Author:Elizabeth Struthers Malbon
Publisher: - 2009


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