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The 'Messianic Secret' in Mark

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This is a new and original study of Mark which challenges several important currently held views.

The opening chapter examines the whole question of the methodology in the study of Mark's gospel, especially recent literary approaches. Raisanen incisively criticises those who seek to understand Mark's story world without reference to Mark's 'real life' concerns.

Raisanen goes on to consider the collection of motifs in Mark generally known as the 'messianic secret'. He argues that there is no common explanation covering them all, but that they should all be interpreted seperately; and that the messianic secret proper may involve only a few motifs and is not necessarily the key to the whole of Mark's theology.

Finally Raisanen considers why Mark developed the secrecy motif.

Item details

Author(s):
Raisanen, Heikki
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0567095290
ISBN-13:
9780567095299
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
T & T Clark

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This is a new and original study of Mark which challenges several important currently held views.

The opening chapter examines the whole question of the methodology in the study of Mark's gospel, especially recent literary approaches. Raisanen incisively criticises those who seek to understand Mark's story world without reference to Mark's 'real life' concerns.

Raisanen goes on to consider the collection of motifs in Mark generally known as the 'messianic secret'. He argues that there is no common explanation covering them all, but that they should all be interpreted seperately; and that the messianic secret proper may involve only a few motifs and is not necessarily the key to the whole of Mark's theology.

Finally Raisanen considers why Mark developed the secrecy motif.

Author(s):
Raisanen, Heikki
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1990
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0567095290
ISBN-13:
9780567095299
Number of pages:
287
Publisher:
T & T Clark

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