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Healing in the New Testament - John J. Pilch

Healing in the New Testament

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780800631789
Number Of Pages: 200

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How are we to read and understand stories of Jesus healing the lame, deaf, blind, and those with a variety of other maladies? Pilch takes us beyond the historical and literary questions to examine the social questions of how the earliest followers of Jesus and ancient Judeans understood healing, what roles healers played, and the different emphases on healing among the gospels. In his comparative analysis, the author draws on the anthropology of the Mediterranean as well as the models employed by medical anthropologists to understand peasant societies and their health-care systems. Utilizes social-science models Features a complementary web- site with additional resources

Basic Perspectives: Healing and Curingp. 1
Medical Anthropology: Sickness and Diseasep. 19
Selecting an Appropriate Model: Leprosy - A Test Casep. 39
Healing in Markp. 57
Healing in Matthewp. 75
Healing in Luke-Actsp. 89
Healing in Johnp. 119
Conclusionp. 141
Discussion Questionsp. 145
Glossaryp. 151
General Bibliographyp. 161
Scripture Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780800631789
ISBN-10: 0800631781
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.29  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33