“Peasant Plucking in Mark": Conceptual and material issues

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClass struggle in the New Testament
EditorsRobert Myles
Place of PublicationMinneapolis
PublisherFortress Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781978702080
ISBN (Print)9781978702073
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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