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The gospel of Mark : a liturgical reading

Charles A. Bobertz (Author)
Long before the Gospel writers put pen to papyrus, the earliest Christians participated in the powerful rituals of baptism and the Lord's Supper, which fundamentally shaped their understanding of God, Christ, and the world in which they lived. In this volume, a respected biblical scholar and teacher explores how cultural anthropology and ritual studies elucidate ancient texts. Charles Bobertz offers a liturgical reading of the Gospel of Mark, arguing that the Gospel is a narrative interpretation of early Christian ritual. This fresh, responsible, and creative proposal will benefit scholars, professors, and students. Its ecclesial and pastoral ramifications will also be of interest to church leaders and pastors
Print Book, English, 2016
Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2016
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xxvi, 258 pages ; 23 cm
9780801035692, 0801035694
The Early Gentile Mission and Explanation (1:1-4:34)
Baptismal Death and Resurrection: the First Mission to the Gentiles (4:35-5:20)
Conclusion of the Jewish Mission and the Inclusion of Gentiles: the First Ritual Meal Narrative and Explanation (5:21-7:23)
The Gentile Mission and the Second Ritual Meal Narrative: the One Loaf (7:24-8:26)
The Necessity of the Death of Christ (8:27-10:52)
The House of Prayer for All the Gentiles (11:1-12:44)
The Apocalyptic Discourse and the Death of Jesus (13:1-37)
The Passion of Jesus : Meal and Garden (14:1-52)
The Passion of Jesus: Betrayal and Trials (14:53-15:20)
The Passion of Jesus: the Cross and Tomb (15:21-16:8)