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    DescriptionFirst published in hardcover in 1991, Robert Fowler s Let the Reader Understand was ahead of its time. Using reader-response criticism, a pioneering method for reading the Gospel of Mark, he invited contemporary readers to participate actively in making the meaning of the Gospel. Ten years later, the importance of this methodology is clear to all. In Let the Reader Understand Fowler provides clues to the rhetorical strategies used in Mark, and asks the reader to be attentive to the ways in which the narrative weaves its spell. He also demonstrates how the narrative provides both direction and indirection for the reader through its use of irony and paradox. Rather than providing a complete exposition of Mark, Fowler s book offers hints and suggestions about how readers can read Mark and fashion contemporary meaning for themselves. Robert M. Fowler is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Religion Department at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. He is the author of Loaves and Fishes: The Function of the Feeding Stories in the Gospel of Mark and is a contributor to The Postmodern Bible. For: Seminarians; graduate students; undergraduates; general audiences; pastors>


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    Title
    Let the Reader Understand
    Subtitle
    Reader-response Criticism and the Gospel of Mark
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert M. Fowler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 523 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781563383380
    ISBN 10: 1563383381
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG9
    Ingram Theme: THEO/ACADEM
    BISAC V2.8: REL074000
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX4
    DC21: 226.306
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Libri: I-RF
    DC22: 226
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBNTGAC
    DC22: 226.3/066
    BISAC V2.8: REL006220
    LC classification: BS2585.52., BS2585.52 .F69 2001
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRMF19, QRVS3
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group - Trinity
    Publication date
    01 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert M. Fowler is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Religion Department at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
    Review quote
    "Robert Fowler proposes a novel idea: What if we were to read books of the Bible the way we read other books? He reviews the Gospel of Mark the way one might approach a modern short story, noting how it affects its readers and asking why it sometimes affects different readers differently. A breakthrough in biblical scholarship, Let the Reader Understand has pragmatic worth for all who appreciate the Gospels as something other than historical artifacts. His approach brings the Gospel of Mark into the present, allowing it to speak in potentially unique ways to everyone who reads it. A modern 'classic' of biblical criticism, this volume is essential reading for all who are serious about studying the Gospels in ways that respect their character as literary narratives." Mark Allan Powell--,