ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION 1 LIFTING THE CURSE 2 THE GOSPEL OF MARK 3 "HE WAS AMONG THE WILD BEASTS" 4 JESUS AND WOMEN 5 VIOLENCE AND DEATH 6 VISIONARIES, PROPHETS, AND SAINTS 7 THE SEED AND THE SOIL 8 HERE AND NOW AFTERWORD: ECHOES AND ALLUSIONS NOTES BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
Joan Connell is an award-winning writer and editor with longstanding interest in religion, ethics and moral issues. She was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for innovative religion and ethics coverage at Newhouse News Service and later served as editor of Religion News Service, both in Washington, D.C. She was an executive producer at MSNBC.com and senior editor at MSN.com, both in Redmond, Washington. At The Nation in New York City, she was the magazine's online editor. At Columbia University School of Journalism, she was associate director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. She currently is an editorial consultant and teaches narrative journalism and media ethics at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Adam Bartholomew is a scripture scholar and Protestant clergyman with an ecumenical perspective and a particular interest in biblical storytelling traditions. He is cofounder of the Network of Biblical Storytellers International, a group of scholars engaged in examining and performing the oral traditions on which the New Testament is based. He received a doctorate in New Testament at Union Theological Seminary and pursued New Testament studies under Rudolf Schnackenburg at the University of Wuerzberg. He spent 30 years as an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, serving congregations in Pennsylvania and teaching at Lancaster Theological Seminary and other schools. In 2001, he became an Episcopal priest, serving congregations in Ohio and New York. He currently teaches religious studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane.