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Bibil Identifier bibil:135451
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'We are able': Cross-bearing Discipleship and the Way of the Lord in Mark
Author Brower, Kent
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 29, Issue: 2)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 177-201 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract According to Mark, the disciples are invited to follow Jesus in cross-bearing servanthood. This is more than imitatio Christi or simply the consequence of following Jesus. Rather, Jesus calls them to participate in his redemptive suffering: cross-bearing discipleship is part of the redeeming purposes of God because they are participate in the mission of Jesus as Son of Man. When Mark's gospel is read in the early Christian communities, this is how they would hear the call to cross bearing discipleship. This understanding especially illuminates our understanding of Paul's emphasis on cruciform living and is consistent with other NT views.
DOI 10.1163/187122007X244084
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Mark
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Disciples
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Discipleship
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