A Costly Freedom Paperback

Theological Reading of Mark’s Gospel

by Brendan Byrne;


Stock available

 


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £18.94 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

A Costly Freedom

Full Product Description

With this study of the Gospel of Mark, Brendan Byrne completes his trilogy of works on the Synoptic Gospels. Mark, the "Cinderella gospel," as Byrne says, languished for millennia in the shadow of Matthew ("the first gospel") and Luke. Beginning in the nineteenth century, scholars uncovered what is now generally accepted as the more likely scenario: that Mark was the pioneer, creating a new literary genre ("gospel") in which to communicate the "Good News of Jesus Christ." This Good News according to Mark is essentially a message of freedom—a freedom, however, that does "not come about without cost: a cost to Jesus, a cost to the Father, and a cost to those called to associate themselves with his life and mission." Mark holds out to us both the price and the promise of freedom.

A Costly Freedom joins The Hospitality of God (on Luke) and Lifting the Burden (on Matthew) to make up a set of indispensable companions to the gospels for preachers, teachers, and those who simply want to read the gospels for understanding and a deepening of their spirituality and faith.

Brendan Byrne, SJ, is professor of New Testament at Jesuit Theological College, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. A member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission (1990–96) and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (2000–), he is the author of nine books and editor in chief of the theological journal Pacifica.

A Costly Freedom by Brendan Byrne was published by Liturgical Press in July 2008 and is our 12245th best seller. The ISBN for A Costly Freedom is 9780814618561.

Reviews of A Costly Freedom

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about A Costly Freedom.

Specifications

Details for A Costly Freedom

Page last updated 6th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiturgical Press (July 2008)
Weight399g
Number of Pages304
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780814618561
ISBN-100814618561
Product Code1227200
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer