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The Reign of God is Such as These


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Chapter Outline; 1. Introduction; i. Previous Scholarship on Daughters in the Gospel of Mark; ii. Determining the Function of Daughters in Mark's Gospel; 2. Social-Historical Status of and Attitudes about Daughters in the Greco- Roman World; i. Greco-Roman Family and Religion; ii. The Life of Girls in the Greco-Roman World; iii. Attitudes toward Daughters in the Greco-Roman Context; 3. Literary Representations of Daughters; i. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter; ii. Jewish Novels; iii. The Plays of Menander; iv. Greek Novels; 4. The Daughters in the Gospel of Mark; i. Mark 5:21-43 - An Older Daughter and a Younger Daughter; a. The Daughter from the Crowd; b. The Daughter of Jairus; ii. Mark 6:17-29 - The Daughter of Herodias; iii. Mark 7:24-31 - The Daughter of the Syro-Phoenician Woman; iv. Daughters and the Reign of God; v. Jesus as the Son of God; 5. Summary and Conclusions.

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Sharon Betsworth is the assistant professor of New Testament at Oklahoma City University, in Oklahoma City, USA.


Overall, Betsworth's analyses are logical. This book is an interesting examination of the topic at hand from a different methodological perspective.--Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses
... an excellent, enjoyable and important study.
... an excellent, enjoyable and important study.--Sanford Lakoff

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