He thus underlines that Mark did not write " a cheap , low - grade pastiche of tragedy , " but allowed his story to " determine the choice of usable elements from the classical model . " 49 While these scholars offer sound reasoning for ...
Author: Jeff Jay
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Jeff Jay argues that the Gospel of Mark should be described as tragic because it elicits tragedy's recurring motifs and moods as well as a highly theatrical atmosphere. He thus revises the typical story of tragic drama's history, which portrays the Judeo-Christian tradition as inhospitable to tragedy because it emphasizes divine grace and justice.
Tragic. Mark. W. Roche. ACOMMON. REFRAIN TODAY is that tragedy is either not possible or hopelesslyunable to do justice to our age. Arguments for this view are diverse. They include, among others, the transition from what the Italian ...
Author: Stephen D. Dowden
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: Literary Criticism
Essays in this volume seek to clarify the meaning of tragedy and the tragic in its many German contexts, art forms, and disciplines, from literature and philosophy to music, painting, and history.
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However, do the Gospels actually reflect these ancient genres? This book addresses this question and arrives at the conclusion that the Gospel of Mark was written as an ancient form of tragedy.
Author: Adam Z. Wright
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Scholars have long debated the genre of the Gospels and many opinions have been put forward, such as biography, history, epic, or comedy. However, do the Gospels actually reflect these ancient genres? This book addresses this question and arrives at the conclusion that the Gospel of Mark was written as an ancient form of tragedy. Why would this matter to ancient or modern readers? Tragedy addresses the fundamental question of humanity's suffering and offers a philosophical perspective that orients the reader towards personal and societal growth. The Gospel of Mark fits within the tradition of tragic writings and speaks to the same challenges that all humanity faces: life is full of trouble and suffering, so how are we supposed to think about these things? The answer is to be found in Jesus, who is both divine and human, and who suffers as a result of engaging in conflict with the religious and political traditions of his time.
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Author: Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.Publish On: 2008-07-23
The gospels tell the story of Christ's life from explicitly varying points of view—they are presented as the story of Jesus "according to" Mark ... and Matthew ...and Luke. John's writing had a very different agenda.
Author: Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This Tragic Gospel suggests that the "Gospel" of John intended to supplant the first three gospels and succeeded in gaining undue influence on the early churches. This study focuses on the tragic moment when Jesus prays for deliverance from his impending death in the garden of Gethsemane. Ruprecht contends that John rewrote this scene in order to convey a very different dramatic meaning from the one reflected in Mark's gospel. In John's version, not only did Jesus not pray to be spared, he actually mocked this prayer, embracing his imminent demise with godlike confidence. Ruprecht believes that this dramatic reinterpretation undermined the tragedy of Jesus's death as Mark imagined it and so paved the way for the development of a kind of Christianity that focused far less on compassion in the face of human suffering. John's Jesus offers the faithful food so that they will never hunger, water so that they will never thirst, and the promise of a world in which no faithful person ever sheds a tear. Mark's Christians do suffer, but they witness to suffering and death differently...with compassion. Mark's Christ suffers, like all Christians after him, but he embodies a tragic hope in the promise of a faith shored up by love and compassion.
Author: Jerry Camery-HoggattPublish On: 2005-10-06
8 notion that , in its complication , crisis , and denouement , Mark's Gospel is based on the rhetorical patterns of Greek tragedy . The assumption here is that Mark is consciously imitating the tragic literature of his day .
Author: Jerry Camery-Hoggatt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An important contribution to our understanding of Marcan irony, and combines a literary-critical approach with insights gained from the sociology of knowledge.
It is the thesis of this book that Mark drew on the Greek tragedy, the most suitable literary genre of his time, to organize the oral and written traditions that he had collected.
Author: Gilbert Bilezikian
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
It is generally agreed that Mark's Gospel was the first to have been written and that the Markan narrative created a literary form that inspired Matthew, Luke, and to a lesser extent, John to follow suit with the writing of their own gospels. But where did Mark go to find a framework that would shape his story? This question has been debated for more than two centuries. Several theories have been propounded but none without sufficient evidence to gain broad acceptance. It is the thesis of this book that Mark drew on the Greek tragedy, the most suitable literary genre of his time, to organize the oral and written traditions that he had collected. The Greek tragic genre had been created with the works of the great masters of the Fifth Century BC, and later, had been codified by Aristotle. The extraordinary points of congruence between the form of the Gospel and the canons of Greek drama are carefully explored in the Liberated Gospel. The compelling conclusion is that there is a relation of dependency whereas Mark used the form of Greek tragedy as a template without compromising the integrity of the story. As the title of the book suggests, the use of ancient tragedy by Mark served also another purpose. The Gospel was being written at a time during the early history of the church when its Judaistic faction attempted to impose the requirements of the Mosaic law on Gentile believers (as attested by Galatians and the Council of Jerusalem). By telling the very Jewish but universally relevant story of Jesus in the mode of the supreme Gentile literary genre of antiquity, Mark was proclaiming the manifesto that the gospel of Christ was not the exclusive property of a narrow ethnic group but that it belonged to all humanity.
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THE SPIRITUAL TRAGEDY OF MARK TWAIN HAT supreme longing of the sent in three ambitious volumes from the soul of man — the wish to be authentic pen of Albert Bigelow Paine . understood — made one great Not that this biographer does not ...