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By Nicole Wilkinson Duran

Mark's Gospel has been noticeable as background, or as literature. The tensions among those ways aspect to what neither method can articulate: the wealthy and ambiguous connections and disjuncture's among human event itself and human retelling, remembering, and reliving of that have. This lively pulling and resistance among our ordered different types and the chaos of life fuels Mark's gospel and arguably Christianity itself.

With the help of ritual conception this e-book seeks to discover that strength in Mark's ardour narrative. specifically, Duran makes use of Catherine Bell's proposal of 'ritualization', the method of standard activities taking up ritual which means and shape, to check the ways that the gospel attracts from the chaos of Jesus' demise and the inaccurate, upside-down order it indicates, a daunting type of that means and desire. Mark units out to appreciate his global throughout the tale he tells, to stake out a few sector of experience amid what he perspectives as a chaotic universe. His attempt to discover or produce experience pushes opposed to the very medium of language, going so far as language can into the boundary lands of formality functionality. In his attempt to determine and to give the it seems that mindless circulate of this challenge as significant, Mark is drawn into ritual, the place unexplained and inexplicable activities do have that means. Defining ritual as an attempt to make order of expertise with no wasting the turbulent fact of expertise itself, Duran issues out ways that Mark's tale engages in such an attempt of ritualization.

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Disconnected fro m the. time of the prior gospe l na rra tive, t he apoca lypse makes a po int of refusing to na me its own fut ure time (vv. 31- 32, 35), and thus remains in-between one story a nd a no ther. one time a nd ano ther. and even o ne

44 But the dreams are wrongheaded. it t urns out.

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