Mark (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) by Thomas C. Oden,Christopher A. Hall

By Thomas C. Oden,Christopher A. Hall

The 1999 Christianity Today ebook Award Winner

The early church valued the Gospel of Mark for its maintenance of the apostolic voice and gospel narrative of Peter. but the early church fathers very hardly ever produced sustained statement on Mark. This brisk-paced and strong little Gospel, quite a bit loved through glossy readers, used to be overshadowed within the minds of the fathers through the magisterial Gospels of Matthew and John.

But now with the help of laptop searches, an abundance of remark has been came across to be embedded and interleaved amidst the textual information of patristic homilies, apologies, letters, commentaries, theological treatises and hymnic verses.

In this old Christian statement on Mark, the insights of Augustine of Hippo and Clement of Alexandria, Ephrem the Syrian and Cyril of Jerusalem take part a polyphony of interpretive voices of the jap and Western church from the second one century to the 7th. St. Mark's Gospel monitors the evocative energy of its tale, parables and fervour because it ignites an excellent convey of theological perception and pastoral wisdom.

The old Christian observation on Mark (now in its moment version) opens up a long-forgotten passage during the arid and precipitous slopes of post-Enlightenment severe interpretation and bears us alongside to a fertile valley basking within the sunshine of theological and non secular interpretation. In those pages we input the interpretive global that lengthy nurtured the good premodern pastors, theologians and saints of the church.

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