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Mark - Realistic Theologian

The Jesus of Mark

Author(s): Wilfred Harrington

ISBN13: 9781856073905

ISBN10: 1856073904

Publisher: Columba Press

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  • Mark is a brilliant storyteller and a thoughtful theologian, one of whose distinctive traits is his realism. Marks gospel is a theology of the cross, and before the cross there is nowhere to hide. All human life is there. This book aims to present the Jesus of Marks faith. Fr Harrington opens with chapters on Mark and on Jesus and then explores the Jesus of this gospel as prophet, as teacher, as healer, as exorcist, and as Messiah. Finally, he returns to the cross: On the cross, Jesus shows what it is to be human...He shows us that we are truly human when we accept our humanness, when we face up to the fact that we are not masters of our fate...On its own, humankind has indeed reason to fear. With God, in total dependence on God, there is no place for fear. The resurrection of Jesus makes that clear. This clear, simply written book will be invaluable to all who preach, teach or simply want to understand better the gospel of Mark.

  • Wilfred Harrington

    Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, is a professor of New Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has written numerous works, including What Are We Hoping For? New Testament Images, Why Do We Hope? Images in the Psalms, and Jesus Ben Sira of Jerusalem: A Biblical Guide to Living Wisely, all published by Liturgical Press. Harrington is editor of the Sacra Pagina series, for which he also authored The Gospel of Matthew and coauthored The Gospel of Mark.

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