Syllabus Outline
In this topic, candidate should show understanding of the nature and purpose of Mark’s Gospel, how and why it might have been written, and the significance of all this for Christians who read it today.
The writing of the gospel
• Traditional view of Mark writing in Rome;
• Possible sources behind Mark’s Gospel;
• Possible reasons why Mark’s Gospel was written
The nature and purpose of Mark’s Gospel
• Significance of the term ‘gospel’ as good news;
• Mark’s Gospel as good news for persecuted Christians in the 1st and 21st centuries
• The extent to which Mark’s Gospel has continuing authority and relevance for Christians today.
• Mark 1:1 “This is the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
• Mark 4:35-41 The Calming of the Storm

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