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Mark2 - Mark2, RN101, 3/27 I How might a Gospel have come...

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Mark2, RN101, 3/27 I How might a Gospel have come to be, and how might it have functioned as a text? 30 years after Jesus’ death a way to bring a community of Christians into contact with person of Jesus and his “Way” A “memoir of the apostles” Text proclaimed at worship services, perhaps composed for oral recitation/performance, either by a single bard (Alec McCowen) or by a variety of readers taking parts. Easy to see as a drama because Mark’s Gospel largely a series of events, dialogue. (Contrast esp. with John’s Gospel). II Think of Mark as a fresh composition made up out of pre-existing elements already in circulation: healings, exorcisms, feedings, parables, sayings, controversies with authorities apocalypse Passion: his death, the empty tomb 30 years after Jesus’ death, it’s time to write down the story, take the bits and pieces that were circulating within the community and work them into a new framework: collage, a “mix.” Mark shapes, arranges, interprets theologically: who is Jesus, what does he mean? What kind of messiah or “Son of God” is he? What does his life mean for his followers? III Think of Mark mixing his material into a drama: 3 acts, preceded by a prologue, followed by an epilogue. A. Prologue : John Baptist, Jesus’ baptism, Temptation, mission (kingdom, repent, believe) Act I: Galilee (chaps 1-8): exorcisms, healings, controversies, wonders 1
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