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The Centrality of the Cross: Literary and Theological Reflections on Mark 15:20b-25

Moloney, Francis J. (2008) The Centrality of the Cross: Literary and Theological Reflections on Mark 15:20b-25. Pacifica, 21 (3). pp. 245-256. ISSN 1030-570X

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Abstract

This study addresses two issues of exegesis and interpretation in the Gospel of Mark. It points to the presence of simple but elegant literary practices in the gospel, disputing the claim that the evangelist was merely the clumsy editor of prior sources. Mark's passion narrative (14:1–15:47) is an extended example of intercalation. At the centre of the story of the Roman crucifixion (15:1–47), the author locates the description of the crucifixion of Jesus (15:20b-25). Its central literary location reflects the heart of the Markan Christology: Jesus is the crucified Messiah and Son of God.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Cross, New Testament, Gospel of Mark, crucifixion, exegesis
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 13 May 2010 01:57
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 03:39
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/376

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