• 2420

    The Message of Mark

    The Bible Speaks Today Series

    by Donald English

    In this BST volume, Donald English offers a wise, welcoming, and nontechnical guide to Mark, the smallest of the four Gospels. Along with exposition of each section of the text, English draws out principles and applications about the nature of true faith, the cost of discipleship, and how we should receive God's Word today.

  • 5211

    Reading Mark's Christology Under Caesar

    Jesus the Messiah and Roman Imperial Ideology

    by Adam Winn

    Did Mark write his Gospel in response to Roman imperial propaganda surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem? Adam Winn helps us rediscover how Mark might have been read by Christians in Rome during the aftermath of this cataclysmic event. He introduces us to the imperial propaganda of the Flavian emperors and excavates the Markan text for themes that address the Roman imperial setting.

  • 2463

    Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians

    A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1-2 Peter

    Letters and Homilies Series

    by Ben Witherington III

    Here is the third of three volumes extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of New Testament books to the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora. By dividing the volumes according to the socioreligious contexts for which they were written, Witherington sheds fresh light on the documents, their provenance, character and importance.

  • 3967

    Interpreting the Parables

    by Craig L. Blomberg

    Craig Blomberg surveys the contemporary critical approaches to the parables--including those that have emerged in the twenty years since the first edition. This widely used text has taken a minority perspective and made it mainstream, with Blomberg ably defending a limited allegorical approach and offering brief interpretations of all the major parables.

  • 2823

    Jesus Is the Christ

    The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels

    by Michael F. Bird

    Entering the fray of a hotly debated issue, Michael Bird argues that the title and role of "Messiah" ascribed to Jesus is not a late addition to the four Gospels but their structural and semantic foundation. Stressing that Christianity is itself a messianic movement, Bird argues that the messianic testimony is the "mother of all Christology."

  • 4002


    The IVP New Testament Commentary Series

    by Ronald J. Kernaghan

    Probing its depths, Ronald Kernaghan invites readers into a fascinating exploration of Mark's Gospel as a parable, an open-ended story that invites us on a lifelong journey of discipleship. Throughout, Kernaghan explains what the gospel meant to its original hearers and its application for us today.

  • 4058

    Jesus, the Temple and the Coming Son of Man

    A Commentary on Mark 13

    by Robert H. Stein

    Mark 13, the so-called Little Apocalypse, has puzzled readers for generations. Was Jesus speaking of the end-time return of the Son of Man or the coming destruction of Jerusalem or both? How can we know? Robert Stein, a seasoned Gospels scholar, offers an in-depth and insightful commentary on Mark chapter 13, an important and puzzling discourse of Jesus.

  • 1231

    The Message of Mark

    The Bible Speaks Today Series

    by Donald English

    Who was Jesus? What does it mean to call him Son of Man or Son of God? Where do we fit into God's redemptive plan? Donald English answers these questions and many more in his wise and witty commentary on Mark's Gospel.

  • 2619

    The Cross from a Distance

    Atonement in Mark's Gospel

    New Studies in Biblical Theology

    by Peter G. Bolt
    Series Editor D. A. Carson

    In this New Studies in Biblical Theology exploration of Mark's Gospel, Peter G. Bolt looks at why the cross is so prominent in the narrative, asks what contribution Mark's teaching can make to our understanding of the atonement and shows how this teaching can inform, correct and enrich our own preaching of the gospel in the contemporary world.

  • 3933

    The African Memory of Mark

    Reassessing Early Church Tradition

    Early African Christianity Set

    by Thomas C. Oden

    Thomas Oden calls for a radical reassessment of early church tradition by directing our attention to Africa, where a memory of St. Mark survives as the North African founder of the church in Alexandria. The result is an illuminating portrait that challenges long-standing assumptions in the West.

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