The First Shall be Last: The Gospel of Mark after the First Century
Willi Braun [+]
Department of History and Classics/Program of Religious Studies and Director of the Program of Religious Studies Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
Despite enormous labours over more than a century on pin-pointing the geographical and social setting for the originary composition of the Gospel of Mark, what John Donahue concluded twelve years ago is still the case: “there is no consensus on the setting of Mark, nor is there a method agreed upon for describing the social make up of a community on the basis of the text”. Professor Braun discusses the evidence and attempts which have been made to locate the Gospel of Mark in time and place.