Mark as recovery story alcoholism and the rhetoric of Gospel mystery by John C. Mellon

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Jesus Christ,
  • Bible. N.T. Mark -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Twelve-step programs -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • Drinking in the Bible

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-300) and indexes.

Book details

StatementJohn C. Mellon.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS2585.2 .M433 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 310 p. ;
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1099319M
ISBN 100252021657
LC Control Number94024082

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