A Biblical Scholar Looks at the Gospel According to Mark [F-19-6]
|Location:||SUNY: Kellas 101|
|Classes:||5 Sessions 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Thu 3:30 PM 09/12, 09/19, 09/26, 10/03, 10/10|
For over 250 years, biblical scholars have been using modern methods to study the gospels. We will look at source, historical, literary, and sociological methods to examine how the author of the Gospel according to Mark understands the meaning of Jesus of Nazareth.
Michael Greenwald has a Ph. D. in New Testament and Christian Origins from Boston University (1989). He was an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at SLU (1989-2017). He also has a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (1973). Michael is an ordained rabbi (1975).
1) Required: A New Testament (Revised Standard Version is preferred).
2) Suggested: a) Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to Early Christian Writings. 6th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015) and b) Burton Throckmorton, Gospel Parallels. 4th ed. (Thomas Nelson), 1979. The 4th ed. uses the Revised Standard Edition, which I think superior to the more recent than the New Revised Standard Edition. Look on Amazon. These can often be found used for less than $1.00 (+$3.99 shipping).