The Theology of the Gospel of Mark

The Theology of the Gospel of Mark

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This 1999 book presents the reader with a comprehensive view of the theology underlying the first narrative account of the life of Jesus. In Chapter 1 Dr Telford introduces the background of the text and its general message, attempting briefly to place the Gospel (and therefore its theology) in its historical setting. In the second chapter, he describes and analyses the Gospel's theology, again from an historical perspective and with particular regard to its original context. In the third chapter, Telford goes on to examine the Gospel in relation to other relevant writings of the New Testament. Briefly reviewing this larger corpus and highlighting parallels and contrasts, where appropriate, he seeks to locate the Gospel's theology in its wider canonical context. The fourth and final chapter ranges even further afield, commenting on the Gospel's history of interpretation and on its significance in the contemporary context.show more

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"This is a worthy addition to the Cambridge series which addresses New Testament Theology book-by-book. Telford is an experienced interpreter of Mark, whose vast knowledge of the gospel, its background, and related secondary literature is apparent throughout this volume. The book...is very tightly argued. For courses on Mark this book is indispensable." Mark McEntire, Society of Biblical Literature "Telford has put together a thoughtful and helpful resource for scholars studying the Gospel of Mark. One of the greatest assets of this work is the bibliography and footnotes. Within them is a wealth of important scholarship. Anyone interested in Biblical studies and Theology will do well to read this book." Ashland Theological Journal "This is a worthy addition to the Cambridge series which addresses New Testament Theology book-by-book. Telford is an experienced interpreter of Mark, whose vast knowledge of the gospel, its background, and related secondary literature is apparent throughout this volume. The book...is very tightly argued. For courses on Mark this book is indispensable." Mark McEntire, Society of Biblical Literatureshow more

Table of contents

List of abbreviations; Preface; 1. The historical setting of the Gospel of Mark; 2. The theology of Mark; 3. Mark and the New Testament; 4. Mark in the church and in the world; Select bibliography; Index of references; Index of names; Index of subjects.show more

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