Reading Mark’s Gospel

Michael Tunnicliffe

We begin a series of explorations of the books of the New Testament. The gospel of Mark is generally thought to be the earliest of the four gospels. It provides a vivid account of the ministry of Jesus, especially of the last week of his life. However, like all the gospels, it is not simply a plain account or biography. It is written with a purpose and in a particular social context, so that it tells us about life for disciples in the age of Nero as well as a portrait of the “Son of Man” in the 30’s. Each session will cover about two chapters with plenty of opportunity to debate in class the interpretation of the story.

Special requirements:
Bring a Bible

Recommended reading:
Any up to date commentary on Mark’s gospel

Day: Tuesday        Time: 1 – 3pm
10 weeks, 24 September to 3 December 2019
(Half term break: 29 October 2019)

Birch Community Centre, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14 5JT

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£80 n/a 8 20

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Contact details: Michael Tunnicliffe
5 St Georges Way, Northwich  CW9 8XG
email:  telephone: 01606 42116

Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire