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The Gospel of Mark (Sacra Pagina #2)
In "The Gospel of Mark" Fathers Donahue and Harrington use an approach that can be expressed by two terms currently used in literary criticism: intratextuality and intertextuality. This intratextual and intertextual reading of Mark's Gospel helps us to appreciate the literary character, its setting in life, and its distinctive approaches to the Old Testament, Jesus, and ea ...more
Hardcover, 496 pages
Published March 1st 2002 by Liturgical Press
(first published March 1996)
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Aug 29, 2013 Michael Carlson rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Harrington and Donahue give a "close reading" to the Gospel of Mark, paying close attention to how the author subtly uses plot to proclaim, as the book should properly be titled, "The Beginning of the Gospel." The commentary is not exhaustive. It does not dwell long on "form-critical" issues. But it doesn't intend to! It's goal is to closely read the text and let the text explain itself.