Podcast about the New Testament and Christian Origins. Condensed comment from an academic perspective for everyone interested in historical approaches to the New Testament. By Mark Goodacre, Professor of New Testament & Christian Origins, Department of Religious Studies, Duke University.
The fifth episode of the NT Pod discusses Mark's depiction of Simon Peter and the disciples, noting the use of the language of the skandalon or "stumbling block" with respect to the idea of the crucified Christ.
It is just under eight minutes long. Feel free to leave your comments below.
The podcast provides a summary of a talk I recently gave in Rome, at the SBL International Meeting, for which I provided a hand-out (PDF), which may be useful to some -- it summarizes the argument and gives the background texts.