The Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
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The passion is the climactic event in each of the gospels. This volume elucidates the passion in its historical background and explores its theological breadth and depth. With scholarly finesse and pastoral awareness, the author sets the vibrant message of the passion speaking to our lives and times.
This series invites today's Christians to experience in a new way the power of each Passion narrative. Each book follows the same format. The opening section shows how the rest of the Gospel prepares for the Passion story. The second and longest section is a detailed analysis of the Passion narrative itself. The concluding section synthesizes the theological motifs that dominate the Passion narrative to suggest some implications for contemporary experience.
Donald Senior is Professor of New Testament Studies and President at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois. C