The Gospel of Mark

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Academic

Publication Date: October 18, 2016

ISBN: 0801035694

ISBN-13: 9780801035692

Number of Pages: 288

Dimensions: 9.00 × 6.00 (inches)

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How Baptism and the Eucharist Shaped Early Christian Understandings of Jesus

Long before the Gospel writers put pen to papyrus, the earliest Christians participated in the powerful rituals of baptism and the Lord's Supper, which fundamentally shaped their understanding of God, Christ, and the world in which they lived. In this volume, a respected biblical scholar and teacher explores how cultural anthropology and ritual studies elucidate ancient texts. Charles Bobertz offers a liturgical reading of the Gospel of Mark, arguing that the Gospel is a narrative interpretation of early Christian ritual. This fresh, responsible, and creative proposal will benefit scholars, professors, and students. Its ecclesial and pastoral ramifications will also be of interest to church leaders and pastors.

Author Info

Charles A. Bobertz (PhD, Yale University) is professor of theology at St. John's University, where he has taught for over twenty years, and is a deacon of Pax Christi Parish in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He previously taught at Loyola College in Maryland.

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