Introduction to Mark
Michael T Winstanley SDB
Fr Michael has skilfully produced a coherent and comprehensible examination of Mark's Gospel from a literary perspective. He considers the four main 'characters' in the story: Jesus, the twelve disciples, the 'opposition' and the little people or minor characters.
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The Gospels are pieces of literature, written by competent writers for a particular clientèle, using the literary techniques of their time. The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four canonical Christian Gospels. Mark used oral traditions about Jesus which were circulating in the early Christian communities and probably some written traditions too. He arranged this material from different sources in the form of a narrative. Fr Michael seeks to discern what the Gospel message is for him and for us today, in our very different world and evolving culture, with its new problems and fresh challenges.