Travels with St. Mark: GPS for the Journey: A Pedagogical Aid (English)by Eugene E. Lemcio
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Synopsis: Not a reference tool, this unique work is a teaching-learning guide to studying the earliest Gospel. The focus is on showing how rather than on telling what. "Maps" followed by leading questions and statements help both faculty and students to see how the Evangelist adopted and adapted his sacred texts (as well as Jewish and Greco-Roman resources) in light of his convictions about and experience of Jesus. Noticing the dominance of words and themes leads one to discover the primary concerns of the Author and his readers. Observing how St. Mark internally arranged his materials provides a clue as to the kind of work it is and how it was meant to function. Endorsements: "In design and execution, this pedagogical aid is unique. Instead of drowning his reader in data, Lemcio offers carefully constructed charts with which the student may begin to intelligently navigate Mark. Amidst well-honed comments, Lemcio poses incisive questions that continuously return us to the primary text. The result is a valuable collection of maps for the gospel that calls disciples to position themselves properly: following the way of Jesus." --C.
Clifton Black, Professor of Biblical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary Author Biography: Eugene E. Lemcio is Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Seattle Pacific University, where he taught for thirty-six years. His writings about Canonical Hermeneutics, the Gospels, the Son of Man, and the Unifying Kerygma of the New Testament have appeared in leading academic publications in the field. He is the author of Navigating Revelation: Charts for the Voyage (Wipf & Stock, 2011)