Continuation 1: 1. The external conflict: In 1:21-28 Mark describes an

Hamburg, Goldbekkanal
Hamburg, Goldbekkanal

external conflict between two persons. A sick man (evil spirit) attacks Jesus with words, Jesus has to defend himself.

The inner conflict: In 1:40-45 the preceding is already presupposed. Like the reader, the sick man knows that Jesus can heal, 1:40.

Here we are dealing with the inner conflict. Does the sick person want to be healed? Does he believe in Jesus? Does Jesus want to heal him or does Jesus choose his patients according to certain criteria such as neediness, moral qualities or affiliation to Judaism?

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