Category: Markan Genre

Book Review: The First Biography of Jesus by Helen Bond

A review of Helen Bond’s book ‘The First Biography of Jesus.’

Helen Bond: Hazardous Reading of Ancient Texts

Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 8.

Donahue and Harrington: A Welter of Proposals on the Genre of Mark

John R. Donahue and Daniel J. Harrington,┬áThe Gospel of Mark, Sacra Pagina (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2002), 16. If awareness of genre is a necessary entree to proper interpretation, then potential readers of Mark may be lost in the welter of proposals. Even… Continue Reading “Donahue and Harrington: A Welter of Proposals on the Genre of Mark”

Mary Ann Beavis: What Genre is the Gospel of Mark?

Mary Ann Beavis,┬áMark, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011), 16. One eminently plausible suggestions regarding the genre of Mark is the observation that the Gospel is most at home in the domain of biblical narrative….Mark’s Jesus functions within… Continue Reading “Mary Ann Beavis: What Genre is the Gospel of Mark?”