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Mark: Images of an Apostolic Interpreter (C Clifton Black) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 2001) 9780800631680
Mark: Images of an Apostolic Interpreter (C Clifton Black) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 2001) 9780800631680
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Title: Mark: Images of an Apostolic Interpreter

Author: Black, C Clifton

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Publication Date: 2001

Paperback; ISBN: 9780800631680

Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

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In this study of early Christian traditions, C. Clifton Black explores the figure and function of Mark, the apostolic associate to whom Christians traditionally have attributed authorship of the New Testament's anonymous Second Gospel and whose very existence has been a controversial issue among scholars. Black contends that in their justifiable doubt about Mark's writing of the Second Gospel, biblical scholars have neglected the development of that ascription as well as its religious motivations.Using a variety of critical lenses_historical, literary, and theological_Black examines the images of Mark that emerge from the New Testament and from the writings of the early church fathers. Black's comprehensive investigation culminates in a fresh appraisal of the relationship between the Gospel of Mark and the legends surrounding its composition. Black concludes that the figure of Mark was carefully crafted as a part of the interpretive framework within which early Christians read the Second Gospel and heard its witness as faithful to their understanding of Jesus. Like the Markan Gospel itself, the image of Mark the Evangelist helped the early church in the formation of its religious memory and theological identity. ContentsPreface Abbreviations Introduction: The Quest for the Historical Mark? Pt. I Glimpses of Mark in the New Testament Ch. 1 The Wayward Attache: Mark in the Acts of the Apostles Ch. 2 A Beloved Junior Partner: Mark in New Testament LettersPt. II Portraits of Mark in Patristic Christianity Ch. 3 Lineaments of an Apostolic Author: The Figure of Mark in the Second Century Ch. 4 Sketches of an Apostolic Evangelist (I): The Figure of Mark in Western Christianity of the Third and Fourth Centuries Ch. 5 Sketches of an Apostolic Evangelist (II): The Figure of Mark in Eastern Christianity of the Third and Fourth Centuries Ch. 6 Gathering the Threads: A Patristic ConspectusPt. III The Second Gospel and its Evangelist Ch. 7 The Second Gospel and the Traditions about Mark (I): Evangelical Author and Petrine Authority Ch. 8 The Second Gospel and the Traditions about Mark (II): Ubi et Unde? Conclusion: Mark the Evangelist: Some Reflections out of Season Select Bibliography Index of Biblical and Ancient Sources Index of Modern Authors Index of Subjects
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