Helen Bond on Simon of Cyrene

Professor Helen Bond delivered her inaugural professorial lecture, and the opening lecture for the 2015/16 academic year at the University of Edinburgh, on September 17, 2015. The title of the lecture was “Paragon of Discipleship or Parody of Kingship? Simon of Cyrene in Mark’s Gospel”. Bond argues that Mark did not present Simon of Cyrene’s carrying of Jesus’s cross as an exemplary act of discipleship, but that Mark employs Simon to further the Gospel’s presentation of Jesus as King.

Helen [Bond] is simply the best New Testament scholar currently in post in the UK.
– Paul Foster

After introductions by Professor Paul Foster (2:05) and Professor Dorothy Miell (3:39), Helen Bond’s lecture begins at 8:00.

 

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