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The Dean’s Lecture: Mark’s Gospel

Thu, 15 February 2018

Mark is the earliest gospel, the shortest and (deceptively) the simplest – and potentially the most interesting of all. It is the place to start if you are serious about understanding the gospels. How historical is it? Why does it have a weirdly abrupt ending, and no resurrection story or birth story? The pace is dramatic, as Jesus hurtles around Palestine performing miracles, throwing out demons, quarrelling with Pharisees – all expressed in short, piled-sentences and a breathless style. What was Mark really doing in creating this new genre – a ‘gospel’? Come and find out how much fascination is packed into this tiny, world-changing, life-changing document.

Tutor: The Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans Cathedral

Venue:  Lady Chapel, St Albans Cathedral (entry via Cedra Tree Door)

Date:  Thursday 15th February 2018                       

Time:  7.30pm - c. 9.00pm                                       

Cost:  £6

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