Saturday, March 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm and Saturday, March 13 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm join St. Luke's for two conversations with biblical scholar Elizabeth Struthers Malbon on Mark’s Gospel: Good News for All. The March 6 lecture is titled Story, Characters, and Audience while the March 13th is titled Echoes and Implications. There is no fee to attend these presentations via zoom.
Professor Malbon will begin by presenting her presuppositions about the Gospel according to Mark before illustrating from the narrative how the story is “good news” for various groups of people, including fallible followers, women and men, and one’s own people and “foreigners.” She will also consider what this “good news” could mean for Mark’s audience, in both the first-century and the twenty-first. At the conclusion of each presentation, Professor Malbon will welcome questions from her listeners. This Zoom presentation is available by registering at stlukeseasthampton.org/community-events.
Dr. Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Professor Emerita in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech, has authored five books (four on Mark’s Gospel), plus numerous articles and book chapters. She has also edited or co-edited six books, mostly on biblical literary criticism, and is an active member of several professional groups, including the Society of Biblical Literature and the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars, where she serves as Program Coordinator. She also serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Lector at Christ Episcopal Church, Blacksburg, Virginia.
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