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By Graham Ward

This paintings through Graham Ward, the most visionary theologians of his new release, includes 9 interrelated reviews of representations of Christ. Drawn from resources as diversified because the New testomony and twentieth-century continental philosophy, Ward develops his personal unique incarnational theology. From his exploration of latest different types comparable to the physique, gender, wish, politics and the elegant, a Christology emerges that's either rooted in Scriptural exegesis and anxious with today’s cultural matters; and a imaginative and prescient seems of the chances for residing oriented in the direction of the nice, the genuine, the attractive and the simply.

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What I wish to ask in this essay is why mimesis is so important to the writer of Mark’s Gospel – what theological end does it serve? 14 The Reason of Following: Christology and the Ecstatic I (University of Chicago Press, 1991), p. 124. ‘Acoluthetic’ comes from the Greek verb ‘to follow’. The ‘I’ who is summoned by the command ‘to follow’ lives byond itself. It is in this sense that Scharlemann speaks of the ‘exstantial I’.             35 mediation of Jesus Christ, provides grounds for the very possibility of the Church.

159).             39 has been represented throughout (that this carpenter from Nazareth is the Christ), without the final revelation, is put in doubt. It is the crisis of representation, in its two senses, that perpetuates the need for continually reinterpreting, continually rereading the text, the representation of Jesus as the Christ. It is this crisis of representation that is the focus of the Gospel (as both literary form and kerygma) and the very character of the reading experience created by the Gospel.

3), he also recognises that ‘the book ends as it began, with extreme abruptness; and indeed from first to last it is mysterious and baffling’ (p. 14). Nevertheless, Lightfoot, like many others, failed to follow through and delineate this correlation. 38 (me kai tous emous logous). 32           Mimesis and Narrative The approach being adopted needs some clarification, at this point. 9 Mimesis concerns the character of representation. 10 Mimesis is, then, both a literary and a social praxis.

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