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Bibil Identifier bibil:225647
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Incongruity, Humor, and Mark: Performance and the Use of Laughter in the Second Gospel (Mark 8.14–21)
Author Iverson, Kelly R.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 2-19 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Relatively little scholarly work has attempted to change the perception that the Bible is a non-humorous book. Drawing upon contemporary humor theory, this article explores how Mark's third sea crossing (8.14–21) is intended to evoke a humorous response. Although laughter emerges from the comedic depiction of the Twelve, humor complements the evangelist's broader theological agenda. In Mark, humor is a natural byproduct of performance and is a powerful means of communicating a central theme of the Gospel.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688512000276
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Humour
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Mark
Pericopes Mark 8,14-8,21
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