The Ending of Mark and the Ends of God
Essays in Memory of Donald Harrisville Juel

Among his many contributions to New Testament studies, Donald Harrisville Juel was perhaps best known for his treatment of the ending of Mark's Gospel. He saw the open-endedness of Mark as powerfully unsettling for the reader who desires to tame and predict God's actions. In this series of essays composed in his honor, theologians and biblical scholars reflect on the unsettling in the context of their own work. How, for example, does the God who unsettles human expectations figure in the biblical texts and in Christian theology and ministry? And, ultimately, how can a culture that expects everything to be packaged completely learn to live with the open-endedness of God? (continued below...)


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Donald Harrisville Juel was Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in several Lutheran congregations and taught at Indiana University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and, for seventeen years, at Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary. He was the translator, editor, and author of numerous articles and books, including A Master of Surprise: Mark Interpreted.