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Topics in Gospel Literature: The Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark is perhaps the earliest written account of Jesus’s life that we possess. Mark was so influential that both Matthew and Luke used it in their retellings of the life of Jesus. In this course, we will examine the Gospel of Mark in its historical and social context. How does Mark portray Jesus to his original readers? What is the relationship between Jesus and the Jewish law? And what is the connection between Jesus’s life and ministry and his death?

RELIGST 757

Topics in Gospel Literature: The Gospel of Mark

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

The Gospel of Mark is perhaps the earliest written account of Jesus’s life that we possess. Mark was so influential that both Matthew and Luke used it in their retellings of the life of Jesus. In this course, we will examine the Gospel of Mark in its historical and social context. How does Mark portray Jesus to his original readers? What is the relationship between Jesus and the Jewish law? And what is the connection between Jesus’s life and ministry and his death?


Matthew Thiessen