Subversive faith and competition in patronage : a note on ΠΙΣΤΙΣ in Mark

Show simple item record Smit, Peter-Ben A. 2021-10-06T10:31:16Z 2021-10-06T10:31:16Z 2020-10
dc.description.abstract In her influential monograph Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistis and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches, Theresa Morgan has convincingly shown how closely the early Christian discourse on ‘faith’ was bound up with similar notions in the broader Greco-Roman world, particularly in relation to the system of patronage, with both humans and deities fulfilling the role of (trustworthy and trusted) patrons. Thus, she has shifted attention from πίστις/fides as a primarily ‘theological’ notion to an interpretation along more ‘social’ lines and situated it in realm of human and divine/human relations. She also analyses this in relation to the Gospel of Mark, showing how Mark also fits this general picture. This note builds on Morgan’s work and will further develop one aspect of Mark’s use of the language (and concept) of patronage and πίστις. This is its subversive character, which is present to a lesser extent in Morgan's work; by calling for πίστις directed to him on the part of the people that he encounters, Jesus also draws these people away from other allegiances and ‘πίστις commitments’, that is, intersubjective relationships based on trust and leading to personal allegiance. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Smit, P.-B. Subversive faith and competition in patronage : a note on ΠΙΣΤΙΣ in Mark. Journal of Theological Studies. Oct2020, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p513-541. 29p. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0022-5185 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1477-4607 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1093/jts/flaa077
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_ZA
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( en_ZA
dc.subject Subversive faith en_ZA
dc.subject Competition en_ZA
dc.subject Patronage en_ZA
dc.subject Gospel of Mark en_ZA
dc.title Subversive faith and competition in patronage : a note on ΠΙΣΤΙΣ in Mark en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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