2- The Gospel of St. Mark
1. Author
 Attributed from the 2nd century
 A disciple of Jesus from the very
beginning
 Probably Peter’s secretary
 B...
2. Sources, Date, Place and Recipiens
SOURCES:
• Stories from eyewitnesses
• “Logia Iesu”
DATE: around 50-60
- but other t...
3. Language and literary style
 LANGUAGE: Greek. To be open to the gentils.
 LITERARY STYLE:
 The shortest of the 4 Gos...
4. The “Mesianic secret”
 “Mesianic secret”: Confession of messianism and
divinity of Jesus
 Mark: frequency with which ...
5. Main content of St. Mark’s Gospel (I)
 Main message: Jesus Christ is the
Son of God
 This has been declared by:
 God...
6. Main content of St. Mark’s Gospel (II)
 Importance of His Passion:
 It was a scandal for the jewish
 It had been pre...
7. Summarizing
 Few speeches and more interested in
Jesus’s actions
 Stories with a lot of details that show
Jesus’ huma...
THE END
Questions?
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Bible course -st mark

  1. 1. 2- The Gospel of St. Mark
  2. 2. 1. Author  Attributed from the 2nd century  A disciple of Jesus from the very beginning  Probably Peter’s secretary  Based on the stories of the disciples, mainly Peter (not an eyewitness)  The “young man covered with a sheet who followed Jesus after being caught”.  Also accompanied Paul and Barnabas
  3. 3. 2. Sources, Date, Place and Recipiens SOURCES: • Stories from eyewitnesses • “Logia Iesu” DATE: around 50-60 - but other theories: around 40 PLACE: Rome RECIPIENS: Christians from the pagan world: • Not too much interest to the issues of the Mosaic Law • Careful to explain Jewish customs, unknown for the readers
  4. 4. 3. Language and literary style  LANGUAGE: Greek. To be open to the gentils.  LITERARY STYLE:  The shortest of the 4 Gospels  Arcaic style  Clearly based in oral tradition  The beginner of the genre “Gospel”  Not a “classical” historical book  Not enough space to Jesus’ origin and personality  Contradictions in time and space  Lack of coherence in the main characters Because:  consist of the historicization or narration of the kerygma: Jesus died and resurrected to save us.  But still, historical!
  5. 5. 4. The “Mesianic secret”  “Mesianic secret”: Confession of messianism and divinity of Jesus  Mark: frequency with which Jesus instructs certain characters (unclean spirits, demons, benefited by some miracle, disciples ...) to silent and not unveil his identity …until his resurrection. Mc 1,25 Mc 7,24 Mc 1,34 Mc 8,26 Mc 1,43 Mc 8,30 Mc 3,12 Mc 9.9 Mc 5,43
  6. 6. 5. Main content of St. Mark’s Gospel (I)  Main message: Jesus Christ is the Son of God  This has been declared by:  God the Father (Baptism and Transfiguration)  Even the unclean spirits throgh possessed men  Jesus Himself, teaching and acting:  With power: over spirits, men, diseases, death, nature  Authority over: the Law and jewish institutions, his enemies, the sin
  7. 7. 6. Main content of St. Mark’s Gospel (II)  Importance of His Passion:  It was a scandal for the jewish  It had been predicted by the Old Testament and Himself  It’s a part of his mission: “Giving is life to save the mankind”  And he triumphs in the end with the Resurrection
  8. 8. 7. Summarizing  Few speeches and more interested in Jesus’s actions  Stories with a lot of details that show Jesus’ humanity  After this, he leads us to the “Secret”  The Secret is revealed in the Passion and Resurrection  The Messiah is not the jewish one  Who is Jesus? The answer is on the Cross.  We all have to follow his way.
  9. 9. THE END Questions?

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