Recent scholarship has begun to question the accuracy and usefulness of the reification of peasants as a/the particular concern of the Gospel of Mark. The peasants have been plucked. The remainder however is the particular connection that configured these peasants, namely the land and, with a slight bend in the argument, the sea. This environmental setting is a contested arena, given the imperial context that asserted divinized control over land and sea. This essay is an exploration into the issue of the diversity of human interaction with the environment and whether the category of ‘peasant’ is still capable of meaningful appropriation for the analysis of the Gospel of Mark.
|Title of host publication||Class struggle in the New Testament|
|Place of Publication||Minneapolis|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|