The Way of the Lord
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This scholarly work includes a review of the Markan narratives about Jesus' baptism, his transfiguration, and his suffering and death, as well as the discussion of his relation to Elijah, his identity as "the stone which the builder rejected," and the question of whether or not he is David's son. Joel Marcus discusses what each of these passages meant for the early church and suggests their relevance for Christians today.
JOEL MARCUS is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Boston University School of Theology, having previously taught at the University of Glasgow and Princeton Theological Seminary. Aside from his many scholarly publications in prestigious journals such as the "Journal of Biblical Literature," "Catholic Biblical Quarterly," and "New Testament Studies," he is the author of two scholarly books on the Gospel of Mark as well as the more pastoral "Jesus and the Holocaust: Reflections on Suffering and Hope,"