Wednesday, October 31, 2012

December 7 -- Gospel of Mark (from the Bible)

Meeting Information:
  • Book: Gospel of Mark (from the bible)
  • Other Business: Select books for next year's schedule (*See Note)
  • Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Kansas City Public Library/Plaza Branch
  • Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
  • Meeting Room: Small Meeting Room. 
*Note: Please send your book suggestions for next year's reading schedule to:
The received suggestions will be compiled and distributed about a week before the next meeting so you'll have time to think it over.
A list of categories followed in our selections is at this link:
A list of past books is at this link:

Comments about Gospel of Mark:

Biblical literature is one of the two major sources of the Western literary tradition. Our group therefore includes one book from the Bible each year to be reviewed and discussed from a literary perspective. This year we will be discussing the Gospel of Mark from the Christian New Testament.

Most contemporary scholars now regard Mark as the earliest written of the canonical gospels. The gospel was written in Greek, possibly in Galilee or Syria, shortly after the destruction of the second temple in Jerusalem in AD 70. The writing style of Mark is crude and terse when compared to the later synopitic gospels, Matthew and Luke.


Clif Hostetler said...

Send your book suggestions for next year's reading schedule to:

Clif Hostetler said...

Below are links to two sheets that can be used for planning next year's reading schedule:
Sheet 1 or 2
Sheet 2 or 2

Clif Hostetler said...

We spent 30 minutes on the book and over 60 minutes making the schedule for next year. So we ran later than usual. But it was fun with much discussion about possible books to read. Those in attendance included: Jackie & Joel Brende, Tim Thurman, Tim Lavin, Jan Carter, John Rasmus, Bernard Norcott-Mahany, Brian Pauls, Diane Cassity, Karen Hostetler, Clif Hostetler.