The African Memory of Mark: Reassessing Early Church Tradition

ISBN-13: 9780830839339
ISBN-10: 083083933X
Author: Oden, Thomas C.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: IVP Academic
Format: Paperback 279 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780830839339
ISBN-10: 083083933X
Author: Oden, Thomas C.
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: IVP Academic
Format: Paperback 279 pages

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Acknowledged authors Oden, Thomas C. wrote The African Memory of Mark: Reassessing Early Church Tradition comprising 279 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 083083933X and 9780830839339. Since then The African Memory of Mark: Reassessing Early Church Tradition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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We often regard the author of the Gospel of Mark as an obscure figure about whom we know little. Many would be surprised to learn how much fuller a picture of Mark exists within widespread African tradition, tradition that holds that Mark himself was from North Africa, that he founded the church in Alexandria, that he was an eyewitness to the Last Supper and Pentecost, that he was related not only to Barnabas but to Peter as well and accompanied him on many of his travels. In this provocative reassessment of early church tradition, Thomas C. Oden begins with the palette of New Testament evidence and adds to it the range of colors from traditional African sources, including synaxaries (compilations of short biographies of saints to be read on feast days), archaeological sites, non-Western historical documents and ancient churches. The result is a fresh and illuminating portrait of Mark, one that is deeply rooted in African memory and seldom viewed appreciatively in the West.

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