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Transfiguration of Christ
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[German Version]

I. New Testament

The legend in Mark 9:2–13 proclaims Jesus as Son of God in the presence of his innermost circle of disciples. This is clearly an important compositional element for Mark: the beginning (1:1, 11), middle (9:7), and end (15:39) of the Gospel bear witness to Jesus as God’s Son. The combination with 8:27–33 breaks through Jesus’ incognito and defines his mission – passion (Passion/Pass…

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Frenschkowski, Marco, Oberdorfer, Bernd, Kunzler, Michael and Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane, “Transfiguration of Christ”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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