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This list relates to the 2016-17 which ended on 31/07/2017
  1. Required Textbooks and Readings 6 items
    1. A standard edition of the Greek New Testament, such as the Nestle-Aland (27th or 28th edn), UBS (3rd or 4th edn) for Westcott-Hort.

    2. Mark as story: an introduction to the narrative of a gospel - David M. Rhoads, Joanna Dewey, Donald Michie 2012

      Book 

    3. Choose ONE of the following: 4 items
      1. Mark: a commentary - Adela Yarbro Collins, Harold W. Attridge 2007

        Book 

  2. Recommended Textbooks 3 items
  3. Module Schedule

  4. Pre-Sessional Week 1 item
    1. View oral performance of the Gospel of Mark (group exercise)

       

      Read the Gospel of Mark in one sitting (individual exercise)

  5. Week 1 - Introduction to Mark: The Hi(story) of Mark 5 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook (due Tuesdays) 2 items
      1. Mark as story: an introduction to the narrative of a gospel - David M. Rhoads, Joanna Dewey, Donald Michie 2012

        Book  Chapters 2-3.

      2. No primary reading or translation due.

    2. Reading Log (due Thursdays) 3 items
      What do "history" and "narrative"/"story" have to do with each other?
      1. Introductory materials in selected commentary

      2. Mark as story: an introduction to the narrative of a gospel - David M. Rhoads, Joanna Dewey, Donald Michie 2012

        Book  Preface, Introduction, Chapter 1.

  6. Week 2 - Prologue 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 1:1-15

         

        Translate 1:1-15

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      What is the literary and theological function of Mark's prologue?
      1. Messianic exegesis in Mark 1:2-3 - Jocelyn McWhirter

        Chapter 

  7. Week 3 - Conflict and the Nature of Jesus' Mission 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 1:16-3:35

         

        Translate 3:20-35

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      How does Mark portray the conflict of Jesus' ministry, and what does this have to do with the nature of his mission?
      1. Mark as story: an introduction to the narrative of a gospel - David M. Rhoads, Joanna Dewey, Donald Michie 2012

        Book  Chapter 4 "The plot".

  8. Week 4 - Kingdom Parables and Miracles 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 4:1-6:29

         

        Translate 4:1-12

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      How should we understand and interpret the Markan Jesus' parables, and what do they contribute to an understanding of Mark's Gospel?
  9. Week 5 - Continuing Mission, Growing Misunderstanding 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 6:30-8:21

         

        Translate 6:30-44

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      How do the double feedings of the multitudes serve Mark's revelation of both Jesus' person and mission, and of human responses to Jesus?
  10. Week 6 - Independent Learning Week 1 item
    1. Work on your essay!

  11. Week 7 - Discipleship and the Purpose of Jesus' Mission 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 8:22-10:52

         

        Translate 10:35-45

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      1. Mark as story: an introduction to the narrative of a gospel - David M. Rhoads, Joanna Dewey, Donald Michie 2012

        Book  Chapters 5-6: "The Characters I: Jesus" and "The Characters II: The Authorities, the Disciples, and the Minor Characters".

      2. Projected Christology: What Others Say - Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

        Chapter 

  12. Week 8 - Conflict in Jerusalem 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 11:1-12:44

         

        Translate 12:13-27

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      What is the literary and theological significance of Jesus's entrance into Jerusalem?
  13. Week 9 - The Olivet Discourse 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 13:1-13:37

         

        Translate 13:9-13, 23-27

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      How should we interpret the Olivet discourse in relation to the rest of the Gospel?
      1. The temple in the gospel of Mark: a study in its narrative role - Timothy C. Gray 2010

        Book  pp. 94-106; 135-155.

  14. Week 10 - The Passion 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 14:1-15:39

         

        Translate 14:53-65

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      How do Mark's rhetorical techniques serve the communication of his portrayal of Jesus in the Passion Narrative?
  15. Week 11 - The Ending and the Audience 4 items
    1. Exegetical Notebook 1 item
      1. Read in English: Mark 15:40-16:8 (and alternate endings)

         

        Translate 16:1-8

    2. Reading Log 3 items
      How should we interpret the ending of Mark's Gospel (Intact? Lost? Unfinished?)
      1. Elizabeth Shively, "Recognizing Penguins: Audience Expectation, Cognitive Genre Theory and the Ending of Mark's Gospel"

      2. Mark as story: an introduction to the narrative of a gospel - David M. Rhoads, Joanna Dewey, Donald Michie 2012

        Book  Conclusion: The Audience

  16. Bibliography 42 items
    1. Mark: images of an apostolic interpreter - C. Clifton Black 2001, c1994

      Book 

    2. The mutilation of Mark's Gospel - N. Clayton Croy 2003

      Book 

    3. Studies in the Gospel of Mark - Martin Hengel 1985

      Book 

    4. Kealy, Sean P. A History of the Interpretation of the Gospel of Mark. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007. 2 vols.

    5. The Christology of Mark's Gospel - Jack Dean Kingsbury 1983

      Book 

    6. Mark - William R. Telford 1995

      Book 

    7. The theology of the Gospel of Mark - William R. Telford 1999

      Book 

    8. The Messianic secret - C. M. Tuckett 1983

      Book 

    9. Isaiah's new Exodus and Mark - Rikki E. Watts 1997

      Book 

  17. Commentaries on Mark 19 items
    1. Mark: a commentary - M. Eugene Boring 2006

      Book 

    2. Mark: a commentary - Adela Yarbro Collins, Harold W. Attridge 2007

      Book 

    3. The Gospel of Mark - John R. Donahue, Daniel J. Harrington 2002

      Book 

    4. The Gospel according to Mark - James R. Edwards 2002

      Book 

    5. Mark 8:27 - 16:20 - Craig A. Evans 2001

      Book 

    6. The Gospel according to St. Mark - Morna D. Hooker 1993

      Book 

    7. Mark - Donald Juel 1990

      Book 

    8. Social science commentary on the Synoptic Gospels - Bruce J. Malina, Richard L. Rohrbaugh 1992

      Book 

    9. The Gospel of Mark: a commentary - Francis J. Moloney 2002

      Book 

    10. Mark - Robert H. Stein 2008

      Book 

    11. Mark - Thomas C. Oden, Christopher A. Hall 1998

      Book 

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