Reading Mark


Program Masters
Field of Study Bible
Class# B-409

This course provides students an opportunity to exercise a critical and engaged re-reading of the Gospel of Mark with focus on its socio-historical context, literary/rhetorical formation, and political agenda(s). Students will critically engage with diverse interpretations in the current scholarship, with special attention to the meaning of gospel in relation to the issues of gender, class, race/ethnicity, and empire. Students will explore their own exegetical methods and interpretative strategies to reappropriate the meaning of gospel and related themes in Mark for the practice of faith in their own social locations.