Mission, identity and ethics in Mark: Jesus, the patron for outsiders

  title={Mission, identity and ethics in Mark: Jesus, the patron for outsiders},
  author={Ernest van Eck},
  journal={Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies},
  • E. V. Eck
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Hts Teologiese Studies-theological Studies
In this contribution the relationship between mission, identity and ethics in Mark was investigated by means of a postcolonial and social-scientific reading, with a focus on patronage as a practice that constituted the main bond of human society in the 1st-century Mediterranean world. Mark’s narrative world is a world of three kingdoms (the kingdoms of Rome, the Temple elite and God). Each of these kingdoms has its own gospel, claims the favour of God or the gods, has its own patron, and all… Expand
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