Community of the New Age: Studies in Mark's Gospel

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Mercer University Press, 1983 - Religion - 225 pages
 

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Contents

PROBLEMS OF METHOD IN THE STUDY OF MARK
1
1 Tradit10nal and Formcritical Views of Markan Origins
3
2 The Search for a Sitz im Leben for Mark
7
3 Essentlal Elements for Interpreting Mark What factors ought to be taken into account?
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ii The oral and written tradition utilized by Mark
10
THE LITERARY ANTECEDENTS OF MARK
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for his Gospel?
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ii Greek tragedy as the Markan model
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4 The Historical Links of the Markan Community with Firstcentury Judaism
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5 The Historical and Geographical Setting of Mark
100
COMMUNITY AND CHRISTOLOGY IN MARK
106
1 Marks Portrayal of his Community
107
ii The eschatological family
109
iii Gods new flock
110
iv The new Exodus
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v New vineyard new building
113

v The gospel as comedy
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vi Martyrologies as a literary precedent for Mark
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vii The Hellenistic chria and the intention of a gospel
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viii The intention of a miracle story
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3 The Literary Components of Mark
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ii Cycles of miracle stories utilized by Mark
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iii Controversy stories as modification of preMarkan tradition
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iv Martfs use of wisdom and eschatological sayings including parables
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v The Markan community as mirrored in the disciples cycle
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Marks major sayings component
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vii Marks interpretation of scripture
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4 Conclusions
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THE STYLE AND STRUCTURE OF MARK
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2 The Significance of Marks Interpolation Technique
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3 The Function of Marks Framework and Transitions
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4 Has Mark used an Outline?
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Beginning Middle and End Literary and Redemptive historical Aspects
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i The rule of God and its triumph
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ii The defeat of the hostile powers
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iv The certainty of the outcome
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v Stand firm
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THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SETTING OF THE MARKAN COMMUNITY
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The Social and Conceptual Development of Hasidism
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3 The Disciples 1n Mark as Model of the Markan Community
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ii The transformation of social and economic structures
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iii Avoidance of political involvement
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v The inclusive aspect of the community
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2 Marks Portrayal of Jesus as Agent for Establishing the New Covenant
116
i The prophet
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ii The mightier one
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iii The holy one of God
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iv The cosmic agent
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vi The Son of David
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vii The Son of Man
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viii Jesus and the Holy Spirit
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ix The name of Jesus and the authority of his words
140
ESCHATOLOGY AND ETHICS IN THE MARKAN COMMUNITY
145
1 Markan Attitudes towards Established Authority
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2 Responsibilities within the Markan Community
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i Community roles
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ii Severing family ties
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iv Divorce and womens rights
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vi Forgiving one another
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vi Love for neighbour
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viii Threats to the integrity of the community
159
x Watchfulness and prayer
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3 The SelfImage of the Community and its Stance towards the World
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i Evangelistic outreach and voluntary participation
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ii Esoteric nurture within the Markan community
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AFTERWORD
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NOTES
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INDEX OF BIBLICAL REFERENCES
215
INDEX OF MODERN AUTHORS
223
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Howard Clark Kee is William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Biblical Studies, Emeritus, at Boston University. He is the author of more than twenty books, including the first edition of The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, Beginnings of Christianity: Introduction to the New Testament (2005), Understanding the New Testament (5th ed.), and Jesus in History (3rd ed.).

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