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A Theology of Mark: The Dynamic Between Christology and Authentic Discipleship

(Explorations in Biblical Theology)

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Hans Bayer places Mark's Gospel in its biblical context and explores the dynamic relationship between Jesus and his disciples a process in which Jesus radically transforms them from self-dependent to God-dependent beginning with their hearts.
Paperback, 221 pages
Published April 13th 2012 by P & R Publishing
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Pastor Matt
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A brisk but insightful work. Highly recommended for anyone before jumping into an in depth study of the Gospel of Mark.
Mark A Powell
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Using the Gospel of Mark as a template, Bayer examines the heart of genuine Christian discipleship as exemplified and enabled by Christ. Eight core characteristics of all true disciples are detailed. Of particular importance is Bayers argument that denial of self is not self-abasement, but surrender of self-determination and control. Our value is determined by God alone, not by pride or degradation (which is still self-centered and, thus, prideful). A helpful, thorough resource for disciple ...more
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Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was privileged to have Hans Bayer as a professor. Much of the material in this book was seeded in a class I took called "Discipleship in Mark." His teaching and these discussions, much of it presented in the book, have shaped and informed my understanding and practices.
Samuel Kassing
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a good read. Bayer does a great job of painting a holistic picture of discipleship that is framed in the "Creation, Rebellion, Redemption, Restoration" narrative.
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Born and raised in Germany, Professor Bayer came to Covenant Seminary in 1994 after teaching for ten years at the German Theological Seminary at Giessen, where he also planted and co-pastored a church.

With his expertise in critical scholarship and commitment to the authority and unity of the Scriptures, Dr. Bayer seeks to exemplify our pastor-scholar model. He hopes that his personal interest in
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