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The Theological Role of Paradox in the Gospel of Mark

Author: Laura C Sweat
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.
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Scholarship on the Gospel of Mark has long been convinced of the paradoxical description of two of its primary themes, christology and discipleship. This book argues that paradoxical language pervades the entire narrative, and that it serves a theological purpose in describing God's activity. Part One focuses on divine action present in Mark 4:10-12. In the first paradox, Mark portrays God's revelatory acts as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sweat, Laura C.
Theological Role of Paradox in the Gospel of Mark.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura C Sweat
ISBN: 9780567170057 0567170055
DOI: CBID177480
OCLC Number: 858763557
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: Introduction Part One: Parables 1. Paradox Introduced 2. A First Paradox: Concealment and Revelation 3. A Second Paradox: Scripture Both Countered and Confirmed 4. A Third Paradox: Sowing Abundant Waste Part Two: Passion 5. Paradoxical Proclamations: Waste and Bounty at Bethany 6. Challenging Scripture and Concealing Action: Gethsemane 7. Climactic Concealment and the Wastefully Sent Son: Golgotha 8. The Promise of Paradoxes: The Empty Tomb 9. Conclusion

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Scholarship on the Gospel of Mark has long been convinced of the paradoxical description of two of its primary themes, christology and discipleship. This book argues that paradoxical language pervades the entire narrative, and that it serves a theological purpose in describing God's activity. Part One focuses on divine action present in Mark 4:10-12. In the first paradox, Mark portrays God's revelatory acts as consistently accompanied by concealment. The second paradox is shown in the various ways in which divine action confirms, yet counters, scripture. Finally, Mark describes God's actions i.
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