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Dis/Ability in Mark

Representations of Body and Healing in the Gospel Narrative
  • By Lena Nogossek-Raithel
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The gospel of Mark purposefully employs characters with specific and nuanced representations of dis/ability to portray the unique authority, the engaging message, and the mission of the Markan Jesus.
Based on hermeneutical insights from Dis/ability Studies, this monograph is a contribution to the research of culturally and historically normalized corporeality in the biblical scriptures. At the core of the investigation are the healing narratives: passages that explicitly deal with a transformation from a described deviant bodily state to a positively valued corporeality. Lena Nogossek-Raithel not only analyzes the terminological and historical descriptions of these physical phenomena but also investigates their narrative function for the gospel text. The author argues that the images of dis/ability employed are far from accidental. Rather, they significantly influence the narrative's structure and impact, embody its theological claims, and characterize its protagonist Jesus.
With this thorough exegetical analysis, Nogossek-Raithel offers a firm historical foundation for anyone interested in the critical interpretation and theological application of the Markan healing narratives.

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    • SKU: 9783111180861
    • ISBN 13: 9783111180861
    • Publication Date: 10/04/2023
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Lena Nogossek-Raithel

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