‘BUT YOU, WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?’ A HOMILY ON IDEOLOGICAL FAITH FROM THE GOSPEL OF MARK
AbstractThis article attempts to reconstruct the nature and effect of an ideological faith through a careful analysis of the Markan narrative. Originally a sermon, the article argues that the question of Jesus’ identity is the leading question in the gospel. The misunderstanding of those closest to Him – the disciples – provides interesting clues into self-interested faith. The article ends with the question of how the resurrected Christ can indeed deconstruct ideology and commission the disciples anew. In the footnotes, a commentary on the South African situation is provided.
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