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Death and Discipleship: An Analysis of the Predictions of Jesus' Death in the Gospel of Mark

By Wayne T. Slusser



The Gospel accounts are narratives communicated through an episodic structure that emphasize Jesus Christ as the central character and an intended purpose; to awaken and subsequently strengthen the faith of the reader. Specifically, the Gospel of Mark communicates the identity of Jesus Christ as the Son of God (1:1), and the responsibility of being a committed follower. The analysis of the central section (8:22-10:52) of Mark's story examines the discourse function of language that captures the significance for the reader. It serves to further define Jesus' role as the suffering and self-sacrificing Messiah, while also explicating Jesus' expectations to follow him.

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Editor Bio:


Dr. Wayne Slusser has been teaching the study of Scripture since 2001. He was named dean at Baptist Bible Seminary in 2018. He's passionate about understanding the original biblical languages and interpreting Scripture correctly.

Slusser has years of hands-on ministry experience, having formerly planted and pastored a church in Ozark, Missouri. He produces weekly videos teaching Greek on his website,, and has authored several articles in the Journal of Ministry & Theology. 

Fun fact: In high school, he bought a 1969 VW Beetle (for $300!) and completely restored it. In his free time, Slusser can be found designing landscapes, playing sports with his two sons and exercising with his wife, Melissa.

Product Details:


Publisher: Northeastern Baptist Press (March 31, 2023)

Language: English

262 pages

Hardback ISBN: 978-1953331236

Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

$39.99 (hardback)

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