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From Mark’s Son of God to Jesus of Nazareth—un cul-de-sac?

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From Wrede it is learnt that the Gospel according to Mark is a story about Jesus, structured around the so called "Messianic Secret". Even before Willi Marxsen's Der Evangelist Markus (1956), Ernst Käsemann reintroduced the importance of the narrative character of the Gospels. In developing his concept of remembering Jesus within the mode of living oral tradition, Dunn concentrated on the individual episodes in the synoptic Gospels. In several instances Schröter, in his popular but noteworthy book on Jesus (2007) evades judging the trustworthiness of how Jesus was remembered in the Gospel tradition, because this would mean driving the wedge between the Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus as he was remembered by early Christianity. This chapter gives few examples in order to answer the question, whether Mark's narrative can be called a "historical Jesus narrative" or merely mediates second degree communal memories from the past.

Keywords: Der Evangelist Markus; early Christianity; Gospel tradition; Jesus of Nazareth; Mark's narrative; Messianic secret; Schröter; Son of God; Wrede

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