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The Gospel of Mark A Liturgical Reading

BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP

9780801035692

The Gospel of Mark

A Liturgical Reading

About

Long before the Gospel writers put pen to papyrus, the earliest Christians participated in powerful rituals that fundamentally shaped their understanding of God, Christ, and the world in which they lived. This volume offers a liturgical reading of the Gospel of Mark, arguing that the Gospel is a narrative interpretation of early Christian ritual. The Gospel begins with Jesus's baptism by John and ends with Jesus and his disciples gathered for the Lord's Supper. In between, the narrative story of Jesus unfolds as the beloved Son is sent to gather not just the Jews but Gentiles and women to the table of the one loaf.

This fresh, responsible, and creative proposal shows how cultural anthropology and ritual studies elucidate ancient texts, revealing how the rituals of baptism and the Lord's Supper shaped the earliest Christians and impacted their understanding of Jesus. In addition to scholars, professors, and students, its ecclesial and pastoral ramifications will be of interest to pastors and church leaders.

Contents
Prologue
Introduction: In the Beginning: Creation versus Chaos and the Liturgical Reading of Mark
1. The Early Gentile Mission and Explanation (1:1-4:34)
2. Baptismal Death and Resurrection: The First Mission to the Gentiles (4:35-5:20)
3. Conclusion of the Jewish Mission and the Inclusion of Gentiles: The First Ritual Meal Narrative and Explanation (5:21-7:23)
4. The Gentile Mission and the Second Ritual Meal Narrative: The One Loaf (7:24-8:26)
5. The Necessity of the Death of Christ (8:27-10:52)
6. The House of Prayer for All the Gentiles (11:1-12:44)
7. The Apocalyptic Discourse and the Death of Jesus (13:1-37)
8. The Passion of Jesus: Meal and Garden (14:1-52)
9. The Passion of Jesus: Betrayal and Trials (14:53-15:20)
10. The Passion of Jesus: The Cross and Tomb (15:21-16:8)
Epilogue
Indexes

  • Format
    Paperback
    ISBN
    9780801035692
    Dimensions
    6 x 9
    Pub. Date
    Nov 2016
    SRP
    $27.99
    Number of pages
    288



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