Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus

Book, 2008, 500 pp
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This full-length commentary on Mark’s Gospel uses a socio-literary method to explore Jesus' nonviolent engagement with the Powers of first-century Roman Palestine, and the implications of this narrative for contemporary practices of radical discipleship, Considered a classic in the field, the anniversary edition has a new Introduction by Myers and new Forewords by N.T. scholar Obery Hendricks and theologian Sam Wells.

Also see the group study adaptation, Say to This Mountain: Mark's Story of Discipleship, available separately for loan.

“This is, quite simply, the most important commentary on a book of Scripture since Barth’s Romans.” — Walter Wink

"Bound to become a classic in the field of gospel studies...Ched Myers has produced a commentary that is potentially as revolutionary as the very gospel account it portrays." — Sojorners

"Myers has produced a commanding and coherent political commentary on the Gospel of Mark, distinguished in its grasp of biblical and social scientific scholarship and amazing lucid in its style and argument...A cogent and venturesome biblical embodiment of liberation theology." — Norman K. Gottwald

TypePrint
Topic
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
PublisherOrbis Books
ISBN9781570757976

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