By Thomas C. Oden
A Christianity this day 1999 ebook of the yr! The early church valued the Gospel of Mark for its renovation of the apostolic voice and gospel narrative of Peter. but the early church fathers very infrequently produced sustained observation on Mark. This brisk-paced and strong little Gospel, loads loved via smooth readers, used to be overshadowed within the minds of the fathers via the magisterial Gospels of Matthew and John. yet now with the help of machine searches, an abundance of remark has been stumbled on to be embedded and interleaved amidst the textual data of patristic homilies, apologies, letters, commentaries, theological treatises and hymnic verses. during this historical Christian statement on Mark, the insights of Augustine of Hippo and Clement of Alexandria, Ephrem the Syrian and Cyril of Jerusalem take part a polyphony of interpretive voices of the japanese and Western church from the second one century to the 7th. St. Mark's Gospel screens the evocative energy of its tale, parables and keenness because it ignites an excellent convey of theological perception and pastoral knowledge. the traditional Christian observation on Mark (now in its moment variation) opens up a long-forgotten passage in the course of the arid and precipitous slopes of post-Enlightenment severe interpretation and bears us alongside to a fertile valley basking within the sunshine of theological and non secular interpretation. In those pages we input the interpretive international that lengthy nurtured the good premodern pastors, theologians and saints of the church.
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Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, New Testament II: Mark (Vol 2) by Thomas C. Oden
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