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The Purpose of Mark's Gospel : an Early Christian Response to Roman Imperial Propaganda.

Author: Winn.
Publisher: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2012.
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HauptbeschreibungIn this book, Adam Winn addresses the long debated question of the purpose of Mark's gospel. After placing the composition of Mark in Rome at a time shortly after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, he seeks to reconstruct the historical situation facing both the Markan evangelist and his community. This reconstruction focuses on the rise of the new Roman Emperor Vespasian and the aftermath of  Read more...
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Winn,
Purpose of Mark's Gospel : An Early Christian Response to Roman Imperial Propaganda.
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Winn.
ISBN: 9783161515880 3161515889
OCLC Number: 782878908
Notes: 4.2.3 Conclusions concerning Mark's Historical Situation.
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages)
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; Preliminary Remarks and Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Purpose of the Present Study; 2 Method of the Present Study; 3 Outline of the Present Study; 4 Preliminary Considerations for the Present Study; 4.1 Author/Audience; 4.2 Genre; 4.3 Markan Redaction; Chapter 1. Surveying the Purpose of Mark's Gospelin the History of New Testament Scholarship; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Historical Purpose; 1.2.1 From Pre-modern Times to the Present Day; 1.2.2 Evaluation of a Historical Purpose; 1.3 Theological Purpose; 1.3.1 Christology; The Messianic Secret. Corrective ChristologyChristological Purpose; 1.3.2 Eschatology; Willi Marxsen; Werner Kelber; 1.4 Pastoral Purpose; 1.5 Evangelistic Purpose: Robert H. Gundry; 1.6 Socio-Political Purpose; 1.6.1 Defensive Purpose; S.G.F. Brandon; H.N. Roskam; 1.6.2 Subversive Purpose: Richard Horsley; 1.7 Conclusions; Chapter 2. Mark's Date and Provenance; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Dating Mark's Gospel; 2.2.1 An Early Date for Mark (Pre-65 C.E.): The External Evidence; 2.2.2 An Early Date for Mark (Pre-65 C.E.): The Internal Evidence. 2.2.3 Mark's Relationship to the Temple's Destruction: A Pre- or Post-70 Dating?The Criterion of Specificity; The Criterion of Reasonableness; The Criterion of Similarity; The Criterion of Motivation; The Criterion of Risk-Reward; Conclusions to be Drawn from the Criteria; 2.2.4 Reading Mark 13 in Light of a Post-70 Date of Composition; 2.2.5 Conclusions concerning Mark's Date of Composition; 2.3 Mark's Provenance; 2.3.1 Rome: The External Evidence; 2.3.2 Rome: The Internal Evidence; 2.3.3 Galilee; 2.3.4 Syria; 2.3.4 Conclusions concerning Mark's Provenance. Chapter 3. Analysis of Mark's Major Features3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Markan Incipit; 3.3 Markan Christology; 3.3.1 Christological Identity Messiah; Son of God; Son of Man; 3.3.2 Christological Presentation; Prologue 1:1-13 (14-15)59; Galilean Ministry; Caesarea Philippi; Jerusalem Ministry; Passion Narrative; Conclusions; 3.3.3 Christological Secrecy; Identifying Mark's Secrecy Motif; Characterizing Mark's Secrecy Motif; 3.3.4 Christological Conclusions; 3.4 Markan Discipleship; 3.4.1 The Twelve Disciples as Models of Discipleship; 3.4.2 Minor Characters as Models of Discipleship. 3.4.3 Jesus' Teaching on Discipleship3.4.4 Conclusions concerning Discipleship; 3.5 Markan Eschatology; Chapter 4. Reconstructing Mark's Historical Situation; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Reconstructing the Historical Situationof Mark's Readers; 4.2.1 The Emperor Vespasian; Vespasian's Rise to Power; Vespasian's Problems and Propaganda; Vespasian's Triumph; Vespasian, the Second Augustus; The Impact of Flavian Propaganda on the Church in Rome; 4.2.2 The Aftermath of the Jewish Revolt and Its Impact on the Church in Rome; Eschatological Anxiety?; Fear of Persecution?

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HauptbeschreibungIn this book, Adam Winn addresses the long debated question of the purpose of Mark's gospel. After placing the composition of Mark in Rome at a time shortly after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple, he seeks to reconstruct the historical situation facing both the Markan evangelist and his community. This reconstruction focuses on the rise of the new Roman Emperor Vespasian and the aftermath of the Jewish Revolt in Rome. A significant feature of this reconstruction is the propaganda used to gain and secure Vespasian's power-propaganda that included oracles and portents, d.

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