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Title: Le possédé de Gérasa (Marc 5,1-20)
Subtitle: Quand l'intrigue est théologie
Author(s): FABRE, Jean-Philippe
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 98    Issue: 1   Date: 2017   
Pages: 55-71
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.98.1.3197385

Abstract :
Mark narrates the scene of the Gerasene Demoniac in a particularly extended way. The emphatic description of the obstacles overcome by Jesus is not only a matter of Mark’s colorful style. The plot’s complexity hides a very subtle theology concerning the Gentile mission. The two-stage narrative construction reveals Jesus’ project: after having showed his power over evil forces, Jesus plans the announcement of this power by the Gentiles. Thus, a plot of revelation appears behind the plot of resolution, showing many angles of the universal Gospel diffusion: its obstructions, its necessity, its legitimacy, its time limits, its actors.

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