Mark: Abington New Testament Commentaries [ANTC]
Mark: Abington New Testament Commentaries [ANTC]   -     By: Clifton Black
Buy Item $26.09 Retail: $28.99 Save 10% ($2.90)
In Stock
Quantity:
Stock No: WW7058414
Abingdon Press / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
eBook $15.94 View Details
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

Mark: Abington New Testament Commentaries [ANTC]

Abingdon Press / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW7058414


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
  • Other Formats (2)
Other Formats (2)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $15.94
    Retail: $28.99
    Add To Cart
    0
    $15.94
  2. In Stock
    $26.09
    Retail: $28.99
    Add To Cart
    $26.09

Product Description

Mark's genius lies, not in telling a story about Jesus, but in creating conditions under which the reader may experience the peculiar quality of God's good news. The Evangelist hurries one along breathlessly, "immediately," making sure that the reader lurches with the characters into one pothole after another. "What is this new teaching" that consorts with the flagrantly sinful, turning the pious homicidal, intimates into strangers, and mustard seeds into "the greatest of all . shrubs"?

Jesus' closest adherents, the Twelve, are among the most muddled. Who can blame them? They ask for an obscure parable's interpretation and receive an answer even more confounding. They are told to feed thousands with next to nothing. Their boat almost capsizes while their teacher sleeps. As they oar in rough waters, the teacher strides the waves intending to bypass them. Putting the reader in the same boat, Mark structures conversations with Jesus that make little sense, if any. The Twelve are craven, stupid, self-serving, and disobedient: meet the average Christian. Besides, "their hearts were hardened." Who hardens hearts? God. Should not God's Messiah lift the burdens of those following him? What kind of Christ heads to a cross, handing his disciples another for themselves. "Do you not yet understand?"

Product Information

Title: Mark: Abington New Testament Commentaries [ANTC]
By: Clifton Black
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces
ISBN: 0687058414
ISBN-13: 9780687058419
Series: Abingdon Commentaries
Stock No: WW7058414

Related Products

  1. Romans: Abington New Testament Commentaries [ANTC]
    Add To Wishlist
    Romans: Abington New Testament Commentaries [ANTC]
    Leander E. Keck, 7
    Abingdon Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $26.09 Retail: $28.99 Save 10% ($2.90)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  2. The Gospel of Mark: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
    Add To Wishlist
    The Gospel of Mark: New International Greek Testament Commentary [NIGTC]
    R.T. France
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2002 / Hardcover
    $39.99 Retail: $65.00 Save 38% ($25.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
  3. Acts: Abington New Testament Commentaries [ANTC]
    Add To Wishlist
    Acts: Abington New Testament Commentaries [ANTC]
    Beverly Roberts Gaventa
    Abingdon Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $31.94 Retail: $35.49 Save 10% ($3.55)
  4. Gospel of Mark: New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT)
    Add To Wishlist
    Gospel of Mark: New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT)
    William L. Lane
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1974 / Hardcover
    $19.49 Retail: $55.00 Save 65% ($35.51)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews

Publisher's Description

Mark’s genius lies, not in telling a story about Jesus, but in creating conditions under which the reader may experience the peculiar quality of God’s good news. The Evangelist hurries one along breathlessly, “immediately,” making sure that the reader lurches with the characters into one pothole after another. “What is this new teaching” that consorts with the flagrantly sinful, turning the pious homicidal, intimates into strangers, and mustard seeds into “the greatest of all … shrubs”?
Jesus’ closest adherents, the Twelve, are among the most muddled. Who can blame them? They ask for an obscure parable’s interpretation and receive an answer even more confounding. They are told to feed thousands with next to nothing. Their boat almost capsizes while their teacher sleeps. As they oar in rough waters, the teacher strides the waves intending to bypass them. Putting the reader in the same boat, Mark structures conversations with Jesus that make little sense, if any. The Twelve are craven, stupid, self-serving, and disobedient: meet the average Christian. Besides, “their hearts were hardened.” Who hardens hearts? God. Should not God’s Messiah lift the burdens of those following him? What kind of Christ heads to a cross, handing his disciples another for themselves. “Do you not yet understand?”  from the Introduction

Author Bio

C. Clifton Black is Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a contributor to the New Interpreters Bible, and is the author of the volume on Mark in the Abingdon New Testament Commentary Series.

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×
Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.