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New book from PaCT Fellow on Narrative Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark

There is a new book title from PaCT Fellow and School of Theology Lecturer (CSU) Dr Jeffrey W. Aernie called Narrative Discipleship: Portraits of Women in the Gospel of Mark.

The New Testament scholar’s book examines the thematic and theological impact of women in the Gospel of Mark. Using narrative analysis, Aernie explores how Mark intentionally crafts the narratives of women in the Gospel to extend his portrait of discipleship. Mark portrays these women as exemplars of four key aspects of discipleship— restored life, kingdom speech, sacrificial action, and cruciformity. These portraits of discipleship provide a transformative paradigm for Mark’s audience. Mark creates a portrait of narrative discipleship as a means to encourage his audience toward embodied discipleship and faithful participation in God’s in-breaking kingdom.

It is published by Pickwick Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers and is widely available.

Download the attached PDF to read an interview with Aernie and an excerpt from the book.