Uma curiosa solução para a caracterização de Jesus como “Filho de Deus” no Evangelho de Marcos foi apresentada por Michael Peppard, Professor de Teologia na Fordham University, New York.
Está em seu livro
The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, 304 p. – ISBN 9780199933655.
Um artigo do autor sobre o tema pode ser lido na revista online The Bible and Interpretation:
Onde se diz:
To read Mark as having some general connection to Rome is not a novel idea, but new and surprising interpretations do emerge when specific aspects of Roman culture and ideology are emphasized. Through analysis of archaeological and textual remains, I argue that, whether located in Rome or elsewhere in the Empire, Mark’s narrative characterization of Jesus can be justifiably construed in the light of Roman imperial ideology. Regardless of exactly where Mark began to narrate the Son of God, he was doing so in the Empire governed by the other “god” and “son of god,” the emperor who had even begun to be worshipped by some in Palestine itself.
Kevin Brown, do biblioblog Diglotting ficou entusiasmado com o livro:
This book is a great study. If you want to understand how Jesus is portrayed as the son of God in the Gospel of Mark and earliest Christianity, then forget the christological orthodoxy of Chalcedon, the philosophical foundations of Nicaea, the logos Christologies of John and Justin, and the virgin birth narratives of Matthew and Luke. Instead, read this book and be enlightened – Review: The Son of God in the Roman World.
Li apenas o artigo. E achei a argumentação fraca.