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A myth of innocence : Mark and Christian origins

Author: Burton L Mack
Publisher: Philadelphia : Fortress Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Burton L Mack
ISBN: 0800621131 9780800621131 0800625498 9780800625498
OCLC Number: 16683374
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiii, 432 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Christian beginnings --
the temple and the land of Palestine --
Jesus in Galilee --
the followers of Jesus --
the congregations of the Christ --
the patterns of social conflict --
II. Stories in the gospel tradition --
the parables of Jesus --
the pronouncement stories --
the miracle stories --
III. Narratives of the passion --
the entanglements of history and myth --
the narrative designs --
the compositional process --
IV. The gospel according to Mark --
the gospel as myth --
the gospel as apocalypse --
the gospel as parable --
the gospel as paradigm --
Conclusion: imagination and the myth of innocence --
Appendices ; the pronouncement stories in Mark ; Linnemann: the traditions of the passion ; Dormeyer: the acts of the martyr ; the gospel of Mark: an overview.
Responsibility: Burton L. Mack.

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