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Jesus' Defeat of Death

Jesus' Defeat of Death
Persuading Mark's Early Readers

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Part of Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521830362

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  • Peter Bolt explores the impact of Mark's Gospel on its early readers in the first-century Graeco-Roman world. His book focuses upon the thirteen characters in Mark who come to Jesus for healing or exorcism and, using analytical tools of narrative and reader-response criticism, explores their crucial role in the communication of the Gospel. Bolt suggests that early readers of Mark would be persuaded that Jesus' dealings with the suppliants show him casting back the shadow of death and that this in itself is preparatory for Jesus' final defeat of death in resurrection. Enlisting a variety of ancient literary and non-literary sources in an attempt to illuminate this first-century world, this book gives special attention to illness, magic and the Roman imperial system. This is a different approach to Mark, which attempts to break the impasse between narrative and historical studies and will appeal to scholars and students alike.

    • Offers a new approach to studying Mark which attempts to break the impasse between narrative and historical studies by combining reader-response method with a social historical method
    • Focuses upon the thirteen 'suppliant' characters in Mark's Gospel and suggests that they have a crucial role in the communication of the Gospel to Mark's early readers
    • Enlists a variety of ancient literary and non-literary sources in an attempt to illuminate the world of the early reader of Mark
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    Review of the hardback: '… offers many new insights. There's a lot for most of us to learn from this book, and it opens up fascinating insights into ancient thought and culture.' European Journal of Theology

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    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521830362
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The beginning of the gospel (Mark 1.1–13)
    3. The Kingdom is near (Mark 1.14–4.34)
    4. Jesus and the perishing (Mark 4.35–8.26)
    5. Entering the coming Kingdom (Mark 8.27–10.52)
    6. The clash of Kingdoms (Mark 11.1–13.37)
    7. The coming of the Kingdom (Mark 14–16)
    8. Conclusions
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter G. Bolt, Moore Theological College, Sydney
    Peter G. Bolt is Head of New Testament Studies at Moore Theological College, Sydney. He has edited (with M.D. Thompson) and contributed to The Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives on Paul's Mission (2000).

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