...Theology of the Cross First of all, let us gather all appearances of the word "cross" in the Mark's gospel. There are five such appearances which can be easy divided into two groups.
First group is comprised by two sentences
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me (Mark 8:34)
Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me (Mark 10:21).
Second group is comprised... Mark's Gospel is a...