Why Mark?
The Politics of Resurrection in the First Gospel
David E. Wiley, III

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ISBN: 0788028057
Size: 5.5x8.5
Pages: 132
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Writing with the critical eye of faith, Dave offers an important and fresh look at the author of the first gospel and challenges us to reexamine our understanding of the first followers of Jesus. Dave's conversational style is engaging for seasoned pastoral scholars research and lay persons who are seeking to better understand Mark's gospel.  -John Schol, Bishop of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Held as the first gospel writer, Mark provides a narrative that not only captures the life and message of Jesus, but also sheds light on the theological and political issues of his day. Throughout the pages of Why Mark? The Politics of Resurrection in the First Gospel, Dr. David E. Wiley III takes us on a deep journey that began over 2,000 years ago as he invites any student of the word to ask critical, faith-shaping questions: Why did Mark write this account of Jesus' life? What theological and political issues shaped his narrative? Why did Mark fail to include resurrection appearances after the story of the empty tomb?

Dr. Wiley has spent a lifetime examining these questions, arriving at the conclusion that the gospel of Mark is an account from a master storyteller, who believes in the resurrection of Jesus, and who uses his great writing skills to tell the story of Jesus' resurrection in a unique, compelling, and extremely powerful way.

Why Mark? can be used
• by pastors looking to bring depth to their sermons,
• by small groups desiring intensive study,
• or for the thoughtful believer who doesn't shy away from difficult questions.

Dr. David E. Wiley III pastored churches in New York and New Jersey for thirty plus years. Wiley received his M.Div. and D.Min. from Drew Theological Seminary and is now retired from the United Methodist church. Dave enjoys his family and golfing in retirement.