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Michael J. Kok

Michael J. Kok received his PhD in biblical studies at the University of Sheffield under the direction of James Crossley.

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Release date: 
February 1, 2015

Michael J. Kok surveys the second-century reception of Mark, from Papias of Hierapolis to Clement of Alexandria, and finds that the patristic writers were hesitant to embrace Mark because they perceived it to be too easily adapted to rival Christian factions. Kok describes the story of Mark's Petrine origins as a second-century move to assert ownership of the Gospel on the part of the emerging Orthodox Church.