Jesus the Teacher

Jesus the Teacher

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qThis book makes an important, indeed a groundbreaking, contribution to Markan studies. Not only does it address a lacuna in these studies, but it does so by means of an innovative methodology. . .that permits a satisfying integration of the Jewish background of Mark's Gospel with its Greco-Roman background while retaining a sensitivity to the literary dimensions of the text as well as an interest in its reader. Robbins has accomplished a remarkable feat. . . . Markan studies are certain to benefit greatly from this work.q -Jouette M. Bassler Journal of Biblical Literature qRobbins proposes a challenging alternative to current approaches to the study of Mark by demonstrating that its literary qualities are inseparable from ancient social conventions in which Greco-Roman traditions are no less relevant than those of the Old Testament and early Judaism. This book is a major contribution to Markan scholarship as well as an incisive critique of some of the self-imposed limitations of contemporary New Testament research.q -David E. Aune University of Notre Dame qIn this important contribution of Markan studies, Robbins demonstrates that contemporary approaches to the New Testament can lead to genuinely new and fruitful insights.q -Richard I. Pervo Anglican Theological Review qThis volume breaks new ground in Markan study in the areas of historical background, genre, structure, plot, and theology. . . . It contains more fresh ideas than most books of its size.q -Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Catholic Biblical Quarterly Vernon K. Robbins is Professor of New Testament and Comparative Sacred Texts in the Department and Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta. He was appointed Winship Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities in 2001. Among his many books are The Tapestry of Early Christian Discourse and Exploring the Texture of Texts.This activity is accompanied by a social identity that threatens the position of a specific group of teachers in the setting but gains the ... After healing a paralytic and forgiving his sins (2:1-12), Jesus goes back to the sea, calls the entire crowd to him and teaches them (2:13). ... and from about Tyre and Sidon gather around Jesus (3:7-8), and Jesus chooses twelve disciples from these people (3:13- 19).

Title:Jesus the Teacher
Author:Vernon Kay Robbins
Publisher:Augsburg Fortress Publishing - 1992-01-01


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