Through a close reading of Mark’s Gospel in its ancient historical, political, and religious context, we will examine the hermeneutical possibilities Mark offers our contemporary contexts. The readings will privilege non-white, non-western voices to explore themes of power, (dis) ability, race, gender, and politics, making connections between Mark’s theology and the Black Lives Matter movement as well as other injustices exposed by Covid19.
This class will meet online (initially) on Thursday afternoons.
|Lecturer||Rev Dr Robyn Whitaker|
|Level||2 /9 (elective)|
|Study Mode||Online on Thursday afternoon|
|Unit Code (with link to UMS)||BN2030P|
|Pre-requisite||An introductory unit in Bible (Old Testament or New Testament)|
Pilgrim Theological College is an ecumenical college of the University of Divinity, operated by the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. Pilgrim’s courses offer a community of learning, formation and discipleship, inspired by the richness and strength of theological education across the traditions of the Uniting Church and the commitment to ecumenical theology and formation from the United Faculty of Theology.