“Jesus of the People” by Janet McKenzie, 1999 (cropped)

Mark’s Gospel in Context

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)

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