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Recognizing penguins: audience expectation, cognitive genre theory, and the ending of Mark’s Gospel

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Recognizing penguins : audience expectation, cognitive genre theory, and the ending of Mark’s Gospel. / Shively, Elizabeth Evans.

In: Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 80, No. 4, 01.04.2018, p. 273-292.

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Shively, EE 2018, 'Recognizing penguins: audience expectation, cognitive genre theory, and the ending of Mark’s Gospel' Catholic Biblical Quarterly, vol. 80, no. 4, pp. 273-292.

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Shively, E. E. (2018). Recognizing penguins: audience expectation, cognitive genre theory, and the ending of Mark’s Gospel. Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 80(4), 273-292.

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Shively EE. Recognizing penguins: audience expectation, cognitive genre theory, and the ending of Mark’s Gospel. Catholic Biblical Quarterly. 2018 Apr 1;80(4):273-292.

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Shively, Elizabeth Evans. / Recognizing penguins : audience expectation, cognitive genre theory, and the ending of Mark’s Gospel. In: Catholic Biblical Quarterly. 2018 ; Vol. 80, No. 4. pp. 273-292.

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