New Testament Studies: St Mark's Gospel

Ref: C3744548

This is one of the fundamental source documents of the Christian church, and one which has an authority for its readers. We will read it in this light, seeing whether it can influence our own way of thinking and acting. The tutor will introduce different topics. The class sits in a circle and is encouraged to ask questions and give comments. Group discussion is welcomed, and varieties of opinion emerge.

Course aim

We will be looking at the text of this, the first of the Gospels to be written, to examine what it meant to its original readers and what meaning it has for us today. We will consider questions of authorship, style and date.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is open to all who have an enquiring mind.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • look more closely at a familiar text and explain what I notice
  • contribute to a discussion of this text
  • discuss the relevance of this text in today's world

How will I be taught?

  • Explanation by the tutor and group discussion.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Since the group is small and personal relationships are close members will be aware of what progress they are making.

What else do I need to know?

  • Come as you are. Bring a Bible (any version)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • The enjoyment of the course should be a sufficient objective.

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New Testament Studies: St Mark's Gospel

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