“So anyone who thinks that he has understood the divine scriptures or any part of them, but cannot by his understanding build up this double love of God and neighbor, has not yet succeeded in understanding them. Anyone who derives from them an idea which is useful for supporting this love but fails to say…
A few thoughts on the authorship and date of the Gospel of Mark
A proposal for seeing the structure in Mark as three parts with a central claim and subsequent divine confirmations.
Considering Mark as a revealing “apocalypse.”
The Ending of Mark is one of the great Biblical mysteries. What should we do with it as a reader?
Mark uses a motif of secrecy to mold the reader’s view of Jesus as Messiah.
Mark Uses literary intercalations to guide interpretation.
Mark gives context to the claim that Jesus is Messiah through his organizational structure.
The Gospel of Mark uses grammar, vocabulary, and foreshadowing to rush the reader to the end of the story.
This is the first in a series of posts discussing literary features of the Gospel of Mark.