Newman Theological College
CCS 053 The Gospel According to Mark

The absence of stories of Jesus' birth and infancy, a minimum of Jesus' parables and a resurrection scene without sight or sounds of the risen Jesus have tempted readers to shortchange Mark's Gospel. Thanks to the insightful analysis and inspiring reflections of Marie Noonan Sabin, anyone studying this premier Gospel with her guidance will recognize the genius of the original author.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND HIGHLIGHTS:

Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: The Beginning
Lesson 3: Jesus' Challenge of Conventional Wisdom
Lesson 4: The Transforming Effect of Jesus
Lesson 5: Jesus Redefining of the "Unclean"
Lesson 6: Transfiguration - New Perceptions
Lesson 7: Jesus and the Temple Authorities
Lesson 8: The Passion Narrative
Lesson 9: The Passion Narrative
Lesson 10: A New Beginning

INSTRUCTOR:

Sandra Talarico

TEXTBOOK:

Sabin, Marie Noonan. The Gospel According to Mark. Liturgical Press, 2005.

REFERENCES:

Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Online Resources.
The Holy Bible.

ASSESSMENT:

The Gospel According to Mark consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.

TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.