Reopening the Word Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism

ISBN-10: 0195143590

ISBN-13: 9780195143591

Edition: 2001

Authors: Marie Noonan Sabin

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In this book, Marie Sabin argues that Mark's gospel represents an early and evolving Christianity, which shaped its theological discourse out of the forms familiar to early Judaism. In that early Jewish context, she says, theology took the form of connecting scripture with current events: the biblical word was continually reopened - i.e. reinterpreted - so as to reveal its relevance to the present faith-community. At the time, the chief genre for this hermeneutical process was the synagogue homily. Sabin contends that Mark's composition represented an interweaving of homilies preached by Jesus and his followers in the local synagogues. Sabin sees Mark not as a mere collector or scribe, however, but as an original theologian shaping his material in the context of two theological traditions: the Jewish wisdom traditions and Jewish Creation theology. Reading Mark in the contexts of these traditions reveals fresh meanings that break open Christian formulas long frozen in time and illuminate the Gospel's striking relevance to our own time.
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Book details

List price: $125.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/28/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Theological Context of Mark Searching for the Origins of Mark Retrieving the Jewish Context Connecting With Christian Tradition Dialoguing With the Text Rereading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism
Scripture Interpreting Scripture: Reopening the Word The Opening Verse The Seed Parables
Scripture Intersecting History: Mark's Eschatology The Outer Frame of Chapter 13 The Inner Frame of Chapter 13 "The Desolating Sacrilege": The Core Evil Images of Hope Summary
From the Temple to the Cross: An Exegetical Journey The Temple, the Fig Tree, and the Vineyard The Exegetical Debates in the Temple From False Witness to Revelation in the Temple Summary
The Identity of the Markan Jesus: A Mashal Jesus as "the Messiah" Jesus as "the Beloved Son" Jesus as "the Son of Man" Jesus as "Son of David" and "Son of Mary" Jesus as "Wisdom"
The Discipleship of Wisdom: A Process of Transformation The Foolish Disciples The Disciples' Potential for Transformation Women Transformed: The Ending of Mark Is the Beginning of Wisdom
The Unending Revelation: Mark 16:8 as a Theological Choice The Spurious Ending The Textual Evidence for Mark 16:8 The Canonical Arguments for Mark 16:8 How Mark 16:8 Fits the Literary Shape of Mark's Gospel 16:8: Mark's Theological Voice Conclusion"
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