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Peter of John Olivi

Commentary on the Gospel of Mark

translation and introduction by Robert J. Karris

Publication Year: 2011

Peter of John Olivi introduces his commentary on Mark by explaining the brevity of his treatment. His commentaries on Matthew and John lie behind him. In the light of that work , he proposes, we can read Mark easily. And so he divides and summarizes Mark, pausin only at passages particular to Mark's account.

Published by: Franciscan Institute Publications

Title Page, Copyright

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Table of Contents

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p. 6-6

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pp. 7-26

Franciscan friar Peter of John Olivi (1248-1298) was educated in Paris and lectured for most of his academic life in Franciscan study houses (studia), especially in the south of France.1 Olivi’s Commentary on the Gospel of Mark bears the...

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Part I: The Course of Christ’s Preaching

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pp. 27-50

1) In our previous commentaries on the Gospels of Matthew and John, we have virtually touched on everything in the Gospels of Mark and Luke. From these same commentaries it is sufficiently plain and evident how to exegete what...

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Part II: Christ’s Passion and Death

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pp. 50-57

23) “And it was Passover.”141 Having completed the first part of his book, which deals with the course of Christ’s preaching, the evangelist now turns to his passion and death. This part has four principal sections. The first shows: the wickedness...

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Part III: Christ’s Resurrectionand Ascension

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pp. 57-61

34) “Now Mary Magdalene.”182 Now that the second part of his book has been completed, which dealt with Christ’s passion, the evangelist adds the third and final part which sets forth his glorious resurrection, appearances, and ascension...


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pp. 62-90



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pp. 91-95

Non-Biblical Sources

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p. 96-96

E-ISBN-13: 9781576593004
E-ISBN-10: 1576593002
Print-ISBN-13: 9781576592342
Print-ISBN-10: 1576592340

Page Count: 112
Publication Year: 2011

Edition: First

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  • Bible. N.T. -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800.
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