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Mark—Jesus the Suffering Son of God

Lecture no. 5 from the course: The New Testament

 Mark—Jesus the Suffering Son of God

Taught by Professor Bart D. Ehrman | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Mark is the shortest and oldest of the four Gospels. Its unknown author had access to oral traditions about Jesus. Mark orders these traditions into a portrait of Jesus as the authoritative but almost universally misunderstood Messiah and Son of God, whose mission is to suffer and die for the sins of the world.

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s********m
October 21, 2019
Ehrman is even-handed toward Christianity and not at all disparaging toward Christians. People who read The Story of the Book as preferable are simply announcing they wish to hear about the religious view of Jesus as divine. Ehrman lectures on Jesus as a historical person. The techniques and approaches of the historian are alien to them. Ehrman makes it plain- repeatedly- that religious persons have a right to hold Jesus as divine. That he is is a fact: a religious one. Not a historical one.

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March 24, 2019

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March 20, 2017

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