The Temptations of Jesus in Mark's Gospel

The Temptations of Jesus in Mark's Gospel

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This engaging study provides a deeper understanding of the meaning of Jesus' life and ministry by exploring the extensive attention Mark's Gospel gives to Jesus' confrontation with temptation. Building on solid biblical exegesis and practical exposition, Susan Garrett discusses the ancient traditions related to the theme of testing/temptation and then explores Jesus' own experiences with temptation in Mark. She also considers the implications of Mark's message on testing for us today as we strive to faithfully follow qthe way of the Lordq in the face of our own tests of affliction and seduction.Such imagery points to a life-context in which not only affliction but also worldly goods and routine cares of life pose a serious threat to perseverance in the ... Mark views the two sorts of trial as closely related, and equally threatening to singleminded faith. ... Thus the book could best be classified as an essay in aquot; narrative criticismaquot; of Mark, though I have also been influenced by anthropological perspectives. ... (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990); for a critique of such methods, seeS.

Title:The Temptations of Jesus in Mark's Gospel
Author: Susan R. Garrett
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 1998

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