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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Mark 6:14-16; Mark 8:28; Deuteronomy 18:15; Malachi 4:5; Mark 6:4; Mark 9:13; Mark 10:47; Job 1:6; Exodus 4:22; Psalm 2:7; Mark 1:11; Mark 9:7; Mark 8:27-30; Mark 9:32; Mark 10:35ff; John 12:34; Acts 7:56; Daniel 7:13; Psalm 8:5; Psalm 80:18; Mark 14:62; Mark 8:34; Mark 13:26; Mark 10:45; Mark 8:31; Mark 9:9; Mark 9:12; Mark 10:33; Mark 14:21; Mark 14:41; Mark 9:32; Acts 2:22; Psalm 144:3; Mark 10:38;
The purpose of this paper will be to attempt an analysis of the Christology presented in the Gospel according to St. Mark. This Gospel has been widely used for Christological studies for good reasons. The fact that this Gospel is generally considered to be the earliest of the four would make its testimony of prime importance in investigating the actual historical evidence about. Jesus of Nazareth. The very nature of the Gospel according to St. Mark is another factor in using it as a basic record. Luke may be considered to excel in the beauty of narrative, John in his insight and exposition of the meaning of the Word made flesh, and Mathew in his systematic presentation of Christ’s teaching. The outstanding characteristic of Mark is the simplicity and vividness with which he presents the “strong Son of God." Mark more than anyone else is content to give the evidence and let the case rest with that. His Christology is more by implication and choice of material than by actual assertion. This by no means negates the witness of the other evangelists. Their work is equally essential. For "this study, however, the Gospel of Mark seems best.
Blumhorst, Roy, "The Christology of St. Mark" (1957). Bachelor of Divinity. 528.
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