Crisis And Continuity: Time in the Gospel of Mark by Brenda Deen SchildgenCrisis And Continuity: Time in the Gospel of Mark by Brenda Deen Schildgen

Crisis And Continuity: Time in the Gospel of Mark

byBrenda Deen Schildgen

Hardcover | February 1, 1998

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Here is a compact study of how Mark's Gospel meditates on time. It examines how the Gospel's contemporary setting in ordinary time defines its genre, and how Mark uses the Hebrew scriptures to remember and recall past teachings, prophecies and histories. The suspended time narratives, Mark's 'intercalations', on the other hand, interrupt the narrative of the critical time present. Finally, by bringing the eternal horizon into the events of the present, Mark's 'mythic time' reveals the crisis events as a momentary interruption of ordinary time. Similarly, during the 'ritual time', the Gospel narrative breaks with its own historical setting in order to unravel the dead-endedness of the crisis story by symbolically taking it outside time.
Brenda Deen Schildgen is Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Davis, USA. She is the author of five books, including Power and Prejudice: Reception of the Gospel of Mark (Wayne State University Press, 1999), which was the recipient of a Best Academic Book Choice award, Pagans, Tartars, Jews, ...
Title:Crisis And Continuity: Time in the Gospel of MarkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:178 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1850758514

ISBN - 13:9781850758518