A "team-authored," popular-level version of Ched Myers' monumental study of Mark, Binding the Strong Man, which adapts its socio-literary method of reading to a work ideal for study and reflection by groups or individuals with limited background in biblical scholarship. Walter Wink called the best-selling Binding the Strong Man "quite simply the most important commentary oA "team-authored," popular-level version of Ched Myers' monumental study of Mark, Binding the Strong Man, which adapts its socio-literary method of reading to a work ideal for study and reflection by groups or individuals with limited background in biblical scholarship. Walter Wink called the best-selling Binding the Strong Man "quite simply the most important commentary on a book of scripture since Barth's Romans." Now, "Say to this Mountain" makes the powerful insights of that challenging commentary accessible and at the same time explores the connections between Mark's "handbook of discipleship" and the demands of our contemporary world. In "Say to this Mountain" Myers is joined by a team of authors, Catholic and Protestant, committed to the work of justice and peace, the renewal of the church, and to Christian discipleship. With Myers they share in the conviction that Mark's story has transforming power only as it intersects with our own life-stories and the broader story of the times in which we live. Together, this team has designed a process for reading the Gospel of Mark in which each of the three circles of story informs the other. Carefully organized in reading units for easy study each section includes two parts: "The Text in Context" looks briefly at the themes raised by each episode in Mark's Gospel. "The Word in Our World" draws out one common thread and reflects upon it in light of our contemporary situation. Throughout the book meditations and practical suggestions emphasize the connections between reflective prayer and concerted action....
|Title||:||Say to This Mountain: Mark's Story of Discipleship|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
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Say to This Mountain: Mark's Story of Discipleship Reviews
This work is insightful and extremely thought provoking, although I didn't always agree with the leaps the authors made. I feel it requires another look, and it is going on my list of books to re-read.
This is a great popular level remix of Myers' classic work "Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus" with a more devotional flavor to it. It was designed with the thought that it could be used in a small group setting. Myers' works on the gospel of Mark are quite literally a radical re-visioning (or to use a Markan motif "to see again") of this incredibly well loved story. His commentary and socio-literary-historical insight helps one to see Mark from its first century social location and provides the reader with numerous "a-ha" moments. While I may not agree with all of Myers conclusions, I highly commend his studies for those who want to think seriously (especially if one wishes to engage in the work of social justice/transformation) what discipleship might mean in the 21st century.
Fabulous! Study of Mark in New Testament by Ched Myers -foremost Markian scholar. Examines the texts in context and I learned So Much!!!
Easily digestible and perfect for a small group context. Some of the life application sections were a bit wack though.
The author is Ched Myers, et al.