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Mark’s Story of Jesus
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Mark’s Story of Jesus


Fortress Press 1979

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This book is designed to introduce the reader to a single coherent story, Mark’s story of Jesus’ life and death. From a literary perspective, the reader is therefore advised to approach the Markan story as he or she would any other story: to read the whole story from beginning to end, to observe the characters and the interplay among them, to watch for the author’s clues regarding the plot, to discern the plot development, to identify scenes of crisis and recognition, and to view the story’s resolution in the light of its antecedent logic.

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Save more when you purchase this book as part of the Fortress Press Studies in Mark collection.

Key Features

  • Advises the reader to approach the Markan story as any other story
  • Studies the Gospel of Mark as narrative
  • Analyzes the historical and cultural contexts surrounding Mark’s composition


  • The Mystery of the Kingdom
  • The Blindness of the Disciples
  • The Suffering of the Son of Man
  • The End of the Temple
  • The Coronation in Humiliation

Praise for the Print Edition

The book is a very noble achievement of haut vulgarisation—that marvelous type of work ‘for hearers of all faculties’ that can be utilized in college work immediately and without hesitation. It is clear as a bell, interesting, not confessionally slanted, and the underlying scholarship, which never intrudes, is evident in the toughness and strength of the arguments.

William G. Doty, emeritus professor, University of Alabama

A specialist on Mark probes the heart and mind of the Gospel writer, assesses the times in which he wrote, and offers and interpretive retelling of the Markan version of the life of Christ. A thought-expander for the general reader.

The New Review of Books and Religion

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About Werner H. Kelber

Werner H. Kelber, Turner Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, Houston, Texas, is the author of The Kingdom in Mark and The Oral and the Written Gospel.

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