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The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary
Moloney, Francis J.

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012 pp. xviii + 398. $32,99


Description: The Gospel of Mark, addressed to an early Christian community perplexed by failure and suffering, presents Jesus as suffering Messiah and Son of God. Recognizing that failure and suffering continue to perplex Christians today, world-renowned New Testament scholar and theologian Francis Moloney marries the rich contributions of traditional historical scholarship with the contemporary approach to the Gospels as narrative. Now in paperback, this commentary combines the highest-level scholarship with pastoral sensitivity. It offers an accessible and thoughtful reading of Mark's narrative to bring the Gospel's story to life for contemporary readers.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Mark, Literature

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Review by Timothy Gombis
Published 4/6/2013
Citation: Timothy Gombis, review of Francis J. Moloney, The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


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