The Temptation and the Passion
The Markan Soteriology 2nd Revised edition
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Temptation and the Passion by Ernest Best
Book DescriptionThe aim of this book is to illuminate the manner in which Mark understood Jesus' death. That death forms the climax of the Gospel, and is all-important for the evangelist. Since it is central to every form of Christianity, much has already been written on the significance Jesus' death had for Mark. Most previous studies, like the first edition of this book, used redaction criticism to interpret Mark's viewpoint from the alterations he made to the form of the Passion narrative as he had received it from tradition. More recently the Gospels have been examined as continuous stories, and the author adopts this approach in the additional material of his new edition. By examining the general sweep of the narrative, and in particular of its last chapters, Professor Best attempts to show how Mark saw Jesus' death as both an atonement for sin and as creative of the new community of the Church.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521020596
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ernest Best
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Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
Text and Interpretation, Paperback (June 2009)
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Ephesians, Paperback (May 2003)
An abbreviated commentary based on the ICC series. For those without the linguistic and historical grounding, or the time for the ICC volume, this version retains the important elements of the introduction and commentary, but excludes foreign-language material, technical notes and excursuses.
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Best identifies the most common problems facing anyone who seeks to interpret the New Testament. He then shows how the preacher, teacher or ordinary reader can faithfully draw out the meaning of the New Testament.
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