Thought to be the earliest of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Mark is a fast-moving, vivid account of the ministry, suffering, and death of Jesus. Enter into a rich encounter with this preacher, wonder-worker, and messiah, whose very life delivered an urgent message about repentance, transformation, and the meaning of suffering in a life poured out for others. Part One covers Mark 1:1–9:32, providing an in-depth study of Jesus' ministry of healing and preaching. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 5 lessons.
Marie Noonan Sabin holds a PhD in English from Yale and an MA from Union Theological Seminary. She has taught English at Vassar, Barnard, and Douglass, and the Gospel of Mark at Bangor Theological Seminary. She is the author of Evolving Humanity and Biblical Wisdom: Reading Scripture through the Lens of Teilhard de Chardin and The Gospel According to Mark in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series published by Liturgical Press. She is also the author of Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism (Oxford University Press).
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Each lesson includes a video lecture (15-20 min). Videos can be viewed online (link provided on Table of Contents page of each book) or on DVD (available for purchase). Speakers for this study are Clifford M. Yeary, Catherine Upchurch, Dan Borlik, CM, Gregory C. Wolfe, and Mary Lou Stubbs, DC.