"An insightful commentary that will contribute to Markan studies."
"Those interested in a detailed feminist interpretation of the whole of Mark's Gospel that attends to the text in both its original setting and its possible application today will find Carter's commentary a welcome addition to their libraries."
Review of Biblical Literature
"This Mark commentary fits well in the purpose of the series. It shows the author's familiarity with feminist biblical scholarship, offers a good balance between surveying previous scholarship and trying to contribute to the discussion, and tries to find a middle way in sorting out the various options there are for interpreting a particular passage."
"Warren Carter's Wisdom commentary on Mark is a worthy complement to other important interpretations. It is deep, technical, and yet not inaccessible for the non–specialist. It opens our eyes to questions that are often left unexamined. It is also a reminder that white men (including me) can be allies to women scholars, but we can even be feminist in our perspectives when it comes to Scripture."
Ponderings on a Faith Journey
“Not intended simply as a ‘reading book, it is for the serious student of Scripture. As a reference it must surely stand among the classics of biblical scholarship. Everyone approaches the biblical text with personal history, opinions, and prejudices, and every reader will have quibbles with aspects of this interpretation. But there are valuable and much-needed riches to be found in these pages and in the abundant references therein.”
Catholic Library World
"Carter focuses especially on what he terms `hegemonic masculinity,' which involves a systematic assertion of masculine domination. True to his stated purpose, Carter works his way through the entire gospel, demonstrating how attention to the biblical text's assumptions about gender and power relations can reveal latent meaning within the text and its significance for our circumstances. This commentary, therefore, is at heart the demonstration of an important and emerging method."
The Bible Today
"Carter's thoughtful and nuanced interpretation of the Gospel of Mark is a welcome addition to the distinctive Wisdom Commentary series. Reading the Gospel alongside recent insights from both masculinity studies and feminist scholarship, Carter ensures a fresh consideration at this ancient text. The reader will profit from the author's deep expertise on life under Roman imperial rule combined with his sensitive intersectional analysis of the Gospel."
Colleen M. Conway, Professor of Religious Studies, Seton Hall University
"For those especially interested in postcolonial studies, this re-reading of Mark will prove to be a valuable resource."
Journal for the Study of the New Testament