Gospel of Mark - BS7102

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James WaddellAssociate Professor of Biblical Studies

This course offers a detailed study of the Gospel of Mark and its presentation of Jesus as the suffering messiah. The course will focus on Mark’s unique perspective within the canonical gospel traditions. The course will examine issues such as Mark’s contribution to developing christologies of the first century CE and evidence of different trajectories of leadership in dialogue in the earliest churches. Special attention will be given to contextual readings of Mark in relation to other Jewish texts of the Second Temple period.