The Chiastic Structure of the Gospel of Mark
A chiasm is a literary structure where vocabulary of the first section of a passage is repeated in reverse order in the second. The center of the chiasm is typically the climax. The whole gospel of Mark is written as a chiasm. The center, Mark 8:35, is itself a chiasm, “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
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Mike Rusten grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. God drew him to himself at a Billy Graham crusade when Mike was a junior high boy, and life was never to be the same. He graduated from Princeton University where he was president of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship. Read More ...
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