The Gospel of Mark

A Liturgical Reading
Author(s): Charles A. Bobertz
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016
Product Number: EB00696919
Released: Feb 20, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781493405718
Publisher: Baker Academic
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How Baptism and the Eucharist Shaped Early Christian Understandings of Jesus Long before the Gospel writers put pen to papyrus, the earliest Christians participated in the powerful rituals of baptism and the Lord's Supper, which fundamentally shaped their understanding of God, Christ, and the world in which they lived. In this volume, a respected biblical scholar and teacher explores how cultural anthropology and ritual studies elucidate ancient texts. Charles Bobertz offers a liturgical reading of the Gospel of Mark, arguing that the Gospel is a narrative interpretation of early Christian ritual. This fresh, responsible, and creative proposal will benefit scholars, professors, and students. Its ecclesial and pastoral ramifications will also be of interest to church leaders and pastors.

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