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Rethinking Divine Sonship in the Gospel of Mark

Michael Peppard

in The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 4 demonstrates the ways in which Mark's image of Jesus and his followers interacts with that of the Roman emperor and the imperial family. Reading the baptism of Jesus through the lens of ... More


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

Marie Noonan Sabin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143591
eISBN:
9780199834600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143590.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Knowing that the earliest Jesus traditions took shape in a Jewish milieu, Sabin sets the composition of the earliest gospel in the context of the theological discourse of first‐century Judaism. That ... More


The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Michael Peppard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book re‐imagines the meaning of divine sonship in its Roman social and political context. It first critiques the conceptual framework within which the term “son of God” has usually been ... More


The “Unspeakable Teachings” of The Secret Gospel of Mark: Feelings and Fantasies in the Making of Christian Histories

Alexis G. Waller

in Religion, Emotion, Sensation: Affect Theories and Theologies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823285679
eISBN:
9780823288854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285679.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A fragmentary text exhumed from the archives in 1958—or else fabricated that same year—is the fraught subject of this essay. Secret Mark has been embraced as the earliest surviving version of the ... More


The Competitive Textualization of the Synoptic Tradition

Chris Keith

in The Gospel as Manuscript: An Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199384372
eISBN:
9780199384396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384372.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 4 traces instances where the Synoptic authors self-consciously draw attention to their tradition’s status as written in bids for authority, often in reference to prior Gospels that they ... More


The Herodians of the Gospel of Mark

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

The ‘Herodians’, who appear in the Gospel of Mark, have long been a mysterious group. The exploration of this chapter indicates that they are indeed to be understood as Essenes. Using the evidence of ... More


A Ghost among the Tombs: Mk 5:1–20 as a Ritual of Exorcism

Giovanni B. Bazzana

in Having the Spirit of Christ: Spirit Possession and Exorcism in the Early Christ Groups

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300245622
eISBN:
9780300249514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300245622.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter tackles the longest and most articulated exorcism narrative in the Gospels, Mk 5:1–20. Mark and the other Gospel traditions inherited from the earliest groups of Jesus followers a ... More


Joseph of Arimathea: A Study in Reception History

William John Lyons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199695911
eISBN:
9780191773754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695911.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion and Literature

This book examines the extensive and convoluted afterlives of a minor biblical character who nevertheless plays a major role in three pivotal scenes in the passion of Jesus Christ as presented by the ... More


Queer Persistence: On Death, History, and Longing for Endings

Maia Kotrosits

in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277513
eISBN:
9780823280483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277513.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

“What does it mean to live with HIV indefinitely, without knowing whether or not it will kill you?” Tim Dean writes, marking the changing timeline for HIV in the wake of new medical treatments. ... More


“A Discovery of Extraordinary Importance”

Peter Jeffery

in The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter is concerned with Morton Smith's discovery of St. Clement of Alexandria's letter in the Great Laura of Mar Saba. What makes this an extraordinary find is the inclusion of quotes from the ... More


The Ending of Mark as a Page-Turn Reveal

Elizabeth Rae Coody

in Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819215
eISBN:
9781496819253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819215.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses how biblical scholars have much to learn from what comics can reveal about the act of reading texts. Readers of the Christian Testament might find The Action Bible (2010), ... More


Sin in the Gospel of Mark

Jeffrey Siker

in Sin in the New Testament

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190465735
eISBN:
9780190465773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465735.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Mark’s Jesus picks up on John the Baptist’s ministry of preaching repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Mark has Jesus submit to baptism by John without any apparent concern for how this might ... More


The Secret Gospel of Mark Unveiled: Imagined Rituals of Sex, Death, and Madness in a Biblical Forgery

Peter Jeffery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117608
eISBN:
9780300135084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117608.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In 1958, Bible scholar Morton Smith announced the discovery of a sensational manuscript—a second-century letter written by St. Clement of Alexandria, who quotes an unknown, longer version of the ... More


The Posttraumatic Gospel

David M. Carr

in Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300204568
eISBN:
9780300210248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204568.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter describes the biblical gospels. It examines the Gospel of Mark, which preserves an earlier “crucifixion narrative”. It also reports the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple and its ... More


Jesus as Philosopher in the Gospel of Mark

Runar M. Thorsteinsson

in Jesus as Philosopher: The Moral Sage in the Synoptic Gospels

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198815228
eISBN:
9780191852992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815228.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter discusses the following aspects of the question of Jesus as philosopher in the Gospel of Mark: ascetic appearance, abandoning one’s family, attitude towards material possessions and ... More


Histories Unwritten in Stone: The Frustrations of Memorialization

Maia Kotrosits

in The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226707440
eISBN:
9780226707617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707617.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter shows how practices of memorialization, especially ancient epigraphic practices, attempt to reckon with the effects of political ruination. It culls a variety of forms of ancient and ... More


‘Every time I feel the spirit’: African American Christology for a Pluralistic World

Brad R. Braxton

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter presents an imaginative interpretation of Jesus’ ministry that facilitates greater gender inclusiveness, more effective social justice ministry, and stronger interfaith collaboration in ... More


Mark’s Story: The Gospel in Roman Palestine

Alicia D. Myers

in An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190926809
eISBN:
9780190926847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926809.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter begins the study of the canonical Gospels with the earliest Gospel written rather than the first in the Christian canon: the Gospel of Mark. After offering basic background on ... More


Multiple Audiences, Multiple Discourses

Jenny R. Labendz

in Socratic Torah: Non-Jews in Rabbinic Intellectual Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199934560
eISBN:
9780199345793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934560.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter continues the analysis begun in the previous chapter, examining the rabbis' answers to their indignant students. The students in each case essentially reiterate what they rabbi has said ... More


The Perils of Translation: Martyrs’ Last Words and the Cultural Materiality of Speech

Maia Kotrosits

in The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226707440
eISBN:
9780226707617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707617.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Derrida’s Monolinguism of the Other, Or the Prosthesis of Origin, a theory about the universal and constitutive alienation of the speaking subject from language finds its exemplary grounding in ... More


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