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Bibil Identifier bibil:217444
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Biblical Concern for the Marginalized
Title (English, ) Mark's Stories about Welcoming the Little Ones (Mk 9,33-11,11)
Author Spitaler, Peter
Journal Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law (Volume: 87, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 89-126 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this article, I analyze the ways in which Mk 9,33–11,11 contributes to our understanding of biblical concern for society’s marginalized members. Underneath this section of the gospel narrative lies a criticism of firstcentury social values. Specifically, Mark records Jesus’ critique of his disciples’ deference to social status, describing it as skandalon (a trap, 9,42) that prevents them and others from participating in the kingdom of God. According to Jesus, the proper response to the kingdom is to negate this skandalon in theory and action by welcoming the marginalized, in 9,33–11,11 symbolized by children, strangers, wives, the poor, the sick, and Jesus himself.
DOI 10.2143/ETL.87.1.2122231
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Childhood
Pericopes Mark 9,33-11,11
Terms σκάνδαλον σκανδαλον
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