Barry L. Blackburn
Professor of New Testament
Atlanta Christian College
The soteriology of Mark's Gospel unfolds against the background of Jewish
apocalyptic, according to which Israel and even the nations require deliver-
ance from the present evil age and entry into the age to come. Jesus is God's
agent for effecting this salvation through a process that commences with Jesus'
earthly ministry and extends to his future coming as the Son of Man.