Identify any historical purpose(s) behind the writing of Mark’s and Matthew’s Go
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Identify any historical purpose(s) behind the writing of Mark’s and Matthew’s Gospels. Include a
reference to any historical factor mentioned in the recommended sources that may have triggered
the writing of both Matthew’s and Mark’s Gospels as well as references to statements within both of
the Gospels themselves. Class lesson material can be used in addition to the recommended
sources. Include at least one historical factor and at least one reference to each Gospel studied. A
historical factor is one a historian would recognize whether the historian has religious faith or not.
Restrict your resources to those below as well as any information within the course modules.
Sometimes links to ebooks break. If the link does not work, then go to the Saint Leo library
electronically and look up the book. Be sure to distinguish between paraphrase and direct quotes.
Type a 350-750 word paper using MLA formatting. Submit the completed assignment to the
appropriate Dropbox by no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module 5.
Resources relative to Mark’s Gospel:
See chapter 5 of the ebook via SLU library:
Incigneri, Brian J. The Gospel To The Romans : The Setting And Rhetoric Of Mark’s Gospel. Leiden:
Brill, 2003. (http://saintleo.worldcat.org/title/gospel-to-the-romans-the-setting-and-rhetoric-ofmarksgospel/oclc/191953236&referer=brief_results)
See also the ebook via SLU library: Stanton, Graham The Gospels of Jesus . Oxford U. Press 2nd
ed., 2002. pp. 48-57 (http://saintleo.worldcat.org/title/gospelsandjesus/oclc/809041662&referer=brief_results)
Other references that may help:
eBook available via SLU library: Barton, John and John Muddiman The Gospels Oxford U. Pr.,2010,
Resources relative to Matthew’s Gospel: Course material (the Bible, textbook, any books listed on
the course syllabus) plus:
eBook available via SLU library:Sim, David. The Gospel of Matthew and Christian Judaism :
the history and social setting of the Matthean community(The Gospel of Matthew and Christian
Judaism ) Edinburgh : T & T Clark, 1998, p. 113 and following.
eBook available via SLU library: Stanton, Graham The Gospels of Jesus . Oxford U. Press 2nd ed.,
eBook available via SLU library: Martin, Dale. New Testament History and Literature ( New
Testament History and Literature) New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012, pp. 93-107.
eBook available via SLU library: Barton and Muddiman The Gospels Oxford U. Pr.,2010, Ch. 3.