Biblical Studies The Gospel of Mark: The Suffering Servant

The Gospel of Mark: The Suffering Servant

The Gospel of Mark: The Suffering Servant
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SKU 9781888212549
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Lawrence R. Farley

This is a popular book in the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series covering Christ's journey to the cross. Israel expected the Messiah to be a conquering hero who would liberate the Jews from their Roman servitude. But instead, Christ came as a suffering servant to liberate all mankind from slavery to sin. The Gospel of Mark records Christ's public ministry as a journey to the Cross, yet - paradoxically again - as a time of vigorous action when His miracles astounded the multitudes, and His boldness infuriated His foes.

About the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series: This commentary was written for your grandmother. And for your plumber, your banker, and the girl who serves you French Fries at the nearby McDonald's. That is, it was written for the average layperson, for the nonprofessional who feels a bit intimidated by the presence of copious footnotes, long bibliographies, and all those other things which so enrich the lives of academics. It is written for the pious Orthodox layman who is mystified by such things as Source Criticism, but who nonetheless wants to know what the Scriptures mean. Working from a literal translation of the original Greek, this commentary examines the text section by section, explaining its meaning in everyday language. Written from an Orthodox and patristic perspective, it maintains a balance between the devotional and the exegetical, feeding both the heart and the mind. About the Author

Archpriest Lawrence Farley currently pastors St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Mission (OCA) in Langley, B.C., Canada. He received his B.A. from Trinity College, Toronto, and his M.Div. from Wycliffe College, Toronto. A former Anglican priest, he converted to Orthodoxy in 1985 and studied for two years at St. TikhonÂ’s Orthodox Seminary in Pennsylvania. He has also published A Daily Calendar of Saints. Fr. Lawrence is the author of five titles in the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series.

274 pages
Published 2004
size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75"
ISBN: 978-1-888212-54-9
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