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n HTS : Theological Studies - Teaching Mark through a postcolonial optic : original research

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Abstract

This contribution explores the potential value of a post colonial approach for teaching Mark's gospel. Investigating a number of texts from the gospel, it asks to what extent a post colonial optic implies a different approach to the gospel, what it adds and where challenges exist. Teaching with a post colonial optic entails framing the gospel in its 1st-century imperial context and focusing on the ambivalence and ambiguity of imperial rule, investigating texts with attention to hybridity and mimicry in particular. Teaching the Gospel of Mark through a post colonial optic opens up new possibilities for interpretation and contextualisation, but at the same time poses certain challenges, pedagogically and otherwise.

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2015-01-01
2016-12-04
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