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Mimetic Criticism and the Gospel of Mark: An Introduction and Commentary

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What if the story of Jesus was meant not just to be told but retold, molded, and shaped into something new, something present by the Evangelist to face each new crisis? The Evangelists were not recording a historical report, but writing to effect a change in their community. Mark was faced with the imminent destruction of his tiny community--a community leaderless without Paul and Peter and who witnessed the destruction of the Temple; now, another messianic figure was claiming the worship rightly due to Jesus. The author of ...

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Mimetic Criticism and the Gospel of Mark: An Introduction and Commentary
2013, Wipf & Stock Publishers, Eugene, or

ISBN-13: 9781620322895

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