Narrative Discipleship

Portraits of Women in the Gospel of Mark

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Jeffrey W. Aernie
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , July
     154 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Narrative Discipleship examines the thematic and theological impact of women in the Gospel of Mark. Using narrative analysis, Aernie explores how Mark intentionally crafts the narratives of women in the Gospel to extend his portrait of discipleship. Mark portrays these women as exemplars of four key aspects of discipleship—restored life, kingdom speech, sacrificial action, and cruciformity. These portraits of discipleship provide a transformative paradigm for Mark’s audience. Mark creates a portrait of narrative discipleship as a means to encourage his audience toward embodied discipleship and faithful participation in God’s in-breaking kingdom.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jeffrey W. Aernie is Lecturer in New Testament Studies in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University (Sydney, Australia). He is the author of Is Paul Also Among the Prophets? An Examination of the Relationship between Paul and the Old Testament Prophetic Tradition in 2 Corinthians (2012).



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