What is it about?

The study explains how Mark uses apocalyptic themes to redefine the social concept of the family in order to shape the community that follows Jesus. Then, the study looks at Mark 8.27–10.45 to demonstrate how apocalyptic language and themes shape that community’s identity and practice.

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Why is it important?

Several scholars analyze the social dimensions of Mark’s apocalyptic discourse through socio-political or postcolonial models to identify Mark as resistance literature. Alternatively, this study uses literary analysis and metaphor theory to argue that Mark employs apocalyptic discourse for theological reasons with political implications.

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This page is a summary of: What Type of Resistance? How Apocalyptic Discourse Functions as Social Discourse in Mark’s Gospel, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, April 2015, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0142064x15581325.
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