Following God Through Mark: Theological Tension in the Second Gospel
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Examining the character of God as portrayed in Mark's Gospel, Driggers adds a level of complexity to the biblical narrative when he traces how the Lord acts through Jesus and independent of him. He also sheds new light on the consistent and troubling misunderstanding of the disciples. 148 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 148
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 0664230954
ISBN-13: 9780664230951

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Ira Brent Driggers examines the character of God as portrayed in the Gospel of Mark, paying particular attention to the way God factors into the unfolding conflict between Jesus and his disciples. Arguing that Mark depicts God as acting in two logically opposite ways, both independently of Jesus (as a distinct character) and through Jesus (possessing him from his baptism), he adds a level of complexity to Mark's portrayal of Jesus and sheds new light on the most enigmatic feature of Mark's narrative: the consistent and troubling misunderstanding of the disciples.

Author Bio

Ira Brent Driggers is Assistant Professor of Religion at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina.

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  1. kldowner
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    Good academic read of Mark
    January 20, 2012
    kldowner
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    This is a good academic read. I am interested and intrigued by the theological threads in Mark. The connections made are interesting and thought provoking, the book is written in a very academic style and not for the average lay person. It's lay out and structure make it a difficult resource/commentary as well.
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