Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Mark by John R. Donahue, S.J. and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. examines the Gospel of Mark through the literary concepts of intratextuality and intertextuality.
"Intratextuality" involves reading Mark as Mark, by Mark. It looks to the final form of the Gospel rather than its sources or literary history: its favored words, images, literary devices, forms, structures, characterization, and plot.
"Intertextuality" invites examination of the relationship between texts and a textual tradition. Here the commentary broadens the view to include materials not usually classified as "texts" and shows the links of the text of the Gospel of Mark to these other materials as well as to literature, including the Old Testament, and to the life of the Markan community and the Christian community today.
The Sacra Pagina (“Sacred Page”) series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. The volumes present basic introductory information and close exposition, adopting specific methodological perspectives while maintaining a focus on the issues raised by the New Testament compositions themselves.
The goal of Sacra Pagina is to provide sound, critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning. This series is therefore catholic in two senses of the word: inclusive in its methods and perspectives, and shaped by the context of the Catholic tradition.
Sacra Pagina: The Gospel of Mark Bible Commentary Hardcover #9780814658048