The Tragic in Mark

The Tragic in Mark

48 Bilezikian also readily notes a number of differences between Mark and tragedy : The Gospel was designed for reading , perhaps public reading , not for stage presentation . It was written in colloquial prose and not in verse as ...

Author: Jeff Jay

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161532449

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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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.
Categories: Religion

The Liberated Gospel

The Liberated Gospel

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

ISBN: 9781725228269

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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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.
Categories: Religion

Of Conflict and Concealment

Of Conflict and Concealment

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

ISBN: 9781725257245

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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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.
Categories: Religion

The Rehabilitation of Thomas Mark

The Rehabilitation of Thomas Mark

"Everyone knew I had it coming, even me."

Author: Tom Crites

Publisher:

ISBN: 190939436X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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'I don't even know why I'm bothering to write this. It isn't like I'm going to ever read it, and I certainly wouldn't see the point of showing it to anybody else. I suppose it's just for the sake of writing, even if it's not very creative or even particularly interesting, at least it's writing.' These are the words of Thomas Mark Crites as he embarks on a period of rehabilitation for his dependence on alcohol. Crites (as he preferred to be called) had intelligence and wit, and a talent for art that earned him respect in the small press world. He self-published several collections of his work as well as that of others, and it seemed like youth was on his side. What got in the way was the booze. 'A few beers at lunch and drinks around dinner turned into straight alcohol (vodka, whiskey, rum) from the first opening of the eyes on through to blackout.' Following another serious accident that he cannot remember (in this instance a face-first fall down a flight of stairs), Crites' family convince him to seek professional help. He believes his treatment will last only days, but it takes many long months. Through journal entries and correspondence with family and close friends, this is Crites' story, one that documents the months prior to, during, and immediately following his admission to a clinic for alcohol dependency. It is an uncompromising and ultimately tragic account, but filled with humour and insight in Crites' own inimitable style.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tragedy and the Tragic in German Literature Art and Thought

Tragedy and the Tragic in German Literature  Art  and Thought

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

ISBN: 9781571135858

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Principles of Tragedy

Principles of Tragedy

Author: Geoffrey Brereton

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016623636

Category: Tragedy

Page: 285

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Categories: Tragedy

Irony in Mark s Gospel

Irony in Mark s Gospel

The hyporcheme emphasizes , by way of contrast , the crushing impact of the tragic incident . ( p . 127 ) There is reason for caution . It may be that in his eagerness to correlate Mark with Greek tragedy , Bilezekian has overlooked ...

Author: Jerry Camery-Hoggatt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521020611

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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An important contribution to our understanding of Marcan irony, and combines a literary-critical approach with insights gained from the sociology of knowledge.
Categories: Religion

Tragic Posture and Tragic Vision

Tragic Posture and Tragic Vision

Petersen , Norman R . “ Myth and Characterization in Mark and John . ... Robbins , Vernon K . Jesus the Teacher : A Socio - Rhetorical Interpretation of Mark . ... Ruprecht , Louis A . , Jr . “ Mark ' s Tragic Vision .

Author: Louis A. Ruprecht

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015032294970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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"Exemplary Scholarship.... Ruprecht invites the reader to a bold dialogue". -- Christianity and Literature
Categories: Philosophy

In Search of Soul

In Search of Soul

(Several scholars, incidentally, argue that Mark was familiar with Greek tragedy.)54 And Mark spoke of it as the way of the cross, the way of humility, service, and suffering (Mark 8:31– 10:32).52 Whether or not Mark knew Greek tragedy, ...

Author: Alejandro Nava

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520966758

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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In Search of Soul explores the meaning of “soul” in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of writers, artists, poets, musicians, philosophers and theologians, Alejandro Nava shows how their understandings of the “soul” revolve around narratives of justice, liberation, and spiritual redemption. He contends that biblical traditions and hip-hop emerged out of experiences of dispossession and oppression. Whether born in the ghettos of America or of the Roman Empire, hip-hop and Christianity have endured by giving voice to the persecuted. This book offers a view of soul in living color, as a breathing, suffering, dreaming thing.
Categories: Religion

Grief Taboo in American Literature

Grief Taboo in American Literature

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain once wrote to William Dean Howells, about one of his dream stories: “I think I can carry the reader a long way before he suspects that I am laying a tragedy-trap.

Author: Pamela A. Boker

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814712283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

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The original essays in this much-needed collection broadly assess the contemporary patterns of crime as related to immigration, race, and ethnicity. Immigration and Crime covers both a variety of immigrant groups—mainly from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America—and a variety of topics including: victimization, racial conflict, juvenile delinquency, exposure to violence, homicide, drugs, gangs, and border violence. The volume provides important insights about past understandings of immigration and crime, many based on theories that have proven to be untrue or racially biased, as well as offering new scholarship on salient topics. Overall, the contributors argue that fears of immigrant crime are largely unfounded, as immigrants are themselves often more likely to be the victims of discrimination, stigmatization, and crime rather than the perpetrators. Contributors: Avraham Astor, Carl L. Bankston III, Robert J. Bursik, Jr., Roberto G. Gonzales, Sang Hea Kil, Golnaz Komaie, Jennifer Lee, Matthew T. Lee, Ramiro Martínez, Jr., Cecilia Menjívar, Jeffrey D. Morenoff, Charlie V. Morgan, Amie L. Nielsen, Rubén G. Rumbaut, Rosaura Tafoya-Estrada, Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Min Zhou.
Categories: Literary Criticism