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Meeting God in Mark


SPCK 2014

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Meeting God in Mark is the ideal book for Lent groups, as well as for private devotional reading at any time of year. Rowan Williams explores the essential meaning and purpose of St. Mark’s Gospel for complete beginners—as well as for those who’ve read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light.

Written at a highly accessible level and packed with illuminating spiritual insights, this book is perfect for anyone thinking about confirmation, while also appealing to people who may simply be curious about Jesus and the Gospels and want to learn more about his significance.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • A fresh look at the message and meaning of Mark’s Gospel by one of the world’s greatest living theologians
  • Based on Rowan William’s popular Holy Week talks, given in Canterbury Cathedral
  • Highly recommended reading during Lectionary Year B
  • Stimulating discussion questions and Lenten reading guide at end of the book


  • The Beginning of the Gospel
  • Telling Secrets
  • A Lifelong Passion
  • Questions for Reflection or Group Discussion
  • Lenten Reading Guide

Praise for the Print Edition

I thought I knew Mark’s Gospel but Rowan Williams has opened my eyes to see what I had not seen, and to no longer see what I believed I had seen. The Gospel of Mark is a fascinating text, inviting readers to understand Jesus in relation to themselves and themselves in relation to God. This book is a convincing interpretation and a deep meditation.

Jürgen Moltmann, professor emeritus of systematic theology, University of Tübingen

In this short and very readable book, Rowan Williams has succeeded in conveying the essence of Mark’s Gospel. While he deals with the technical questions of origin and authorship, his main concern is with the way in which the Evangelist invites his readers into a relationship of trust with one who brings us into the transfiguring presence of God. There could be no better introduction to this enigmatic but profound Gospel.

Morna D. Hooker, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity Emerita, University of Cambridge

This wonderful book shows how Mark’s beautiful and subtle Gospel still challenges our understanding of God, and of how God works in our lives. It is an original work and so will be of interest to scholars, but it is written in a clear and vivid style that makes it accessible to everyone. I could not put it down.

—Timothy Radcliffe, director, Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford

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About Rowan Williams

Born in 1950, Rowan Williams was educated in Swansea (Wales) and Cambridge. He studied for his theology doctorate in Oxford, after which he taught theology in a seminary near Leeds. From 1977 until 1986, he was engaged in academic and parish work in Cambridge, before returning to Oxford as Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity. In 1990, he became a fellow of the British Academy.

In 1992, Professor Williams became Bishop of Monmouth, and in 1999 he was elected as Archbishop of Wales. He became Archbishop of Canterbury in late 2002 with 10 years’ experience as a diocesan bishop and three as a primate in the Anglican Communion. As archbishop, his main responsibilities were pastoral—whether leading his own diocese of Canterbury and the Church of England, or guiding the Anglican Communion worldwide. At the end of 2012, after 10 years as archbishop, he stepped down and moved to a new role as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Professor Williams is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding theological writer and teacher as well as an accomplished poet and translator. His interests include music, fiction, and languages.

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