In the Company of Jesus: Characters in Mark's Gospel   -     By: Elizabeth Struthers Malbon
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In the Company of Jesus: Characters in Mark's Gospel

Westminster John Knox Press / 2000 / Paperback

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This book addresses a special interest within narrative criticism by tracking the way in which the Gospel of Mark portrays characters other than Jesus. After outlining the four elements of narrative criticism: characters, settings, plot and rhetoric, Malbon explores aspects of the followers of the Markan Jesus: the twelve, women, crowds, the leaders, etc. showing how they function to advance the narrative by their interaction.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8 X 5 X 0.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664222552
ISBN-13: 9780664222550
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Elizabeth Malbon tracks the way in which the characters other than Jesus are portrayed in the Gospel of Mark, employing a literary approach that reveals their contributions to the Gospel story. After outlining the four elements of narrative criticism, Malbon explores each of the characters and shows how their interaction advances the narrative.

Author Bio

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon is Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her published works include Mark's Jesus and In the Company of Jesus: Characters in Mark's Gospel.

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