A brilliant storyteller, Mark pioneered the literary form "gospel." He was a thoughtful theologian, one of whose distinctive traits is his realism. Mark's gospel is a theology of the cross, and in front of the cross there is nowhere to hide. This book aims to present the Jesus of Mark's faith. Fr. Harrington opens with chapters on Mark and on Jesus and then explores the Jesus of this gospel as prophet, as teacher, as healer, as exorcist, and as Messiah. Finally, he returns to the cross.