Reading the Gospel of Mark with African Eyes

A Fresh Look at the Exorcism and Healing Passages in Mark

  • Emmanuel Frimpong


This article examines the Exorcism and Healing passages of the Gospel of Saint Mark. It is based on a research, conducted with Ghanaian worshippers from twenty-two London based Ghanaian churches on their reading of those passages. It unearths explanations and applications that are quite different from conventional ones found in Western European scholarship. The findings have deep implications for hermeneutics and cross-cultural
interpretation of the Gospel.