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Travels with St. Mark: GPS for the Journey. A Pedagogical Aid
Lemcio, Eugene E.

Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2012 pp. xiv + 64. $11.00

Description: Not a reference tool, this unique work is a teaching-learning guide to studying the earliest Gospel. The focus is on showing how rather than on telling what. "Maps" followed by leading questions and statements help both faculty and students to see how the Evangelist adopted and adapted his sacred texts (as well as Jewish and Greco-Roman resources) in light of his convictions about and experience of Jesus. Noticing the dominance of words and themes leads one to discover the primary concerns of the Author and his readers. Observing how St. Mark internally arranged his materials provides a clue as to the kind of work it is and how it was meant to function.

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

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Review by Kenneth Litwak
Published 1/16/2015
Citation: Kenneth Litwak, review of Eugene E. Lemcio, Travels with St. Mark: GPS for the Journey. A Pedagogical Aid, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2015).

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