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Title Miracles revisited : New Testament miracle stories and their concepts of reality / edited by Stefan Alkier
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2013


Description 1 online resource (vii, 414 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies of the Bible and its reception ; v. 2
Studies of the Bible and its reception ; v. 2.
Contents Rereading New Testament miracle stories -- Miracle stories and medical Discourse -- Politics of miracle stories -- Media of miracles -- Rethinking the miraculous
Summary The book revisits New Testament and other miracle stories with regard to three dimensions: 1. It proposes to connect the interpretation of miracle stories to concepts of reality. 2. It emphasizes the political implications of miracle stories and their interpretations. 3. It demands to read miracle stories within its contexts. The book addresses how ancient concepts of reality, always complex, come to expression in stories of miraculous healings and their reception in medicine, art, literature, theology and philosophy, from classic antiquity to the Middle Ages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. New Testament fast
Subject Miracles -- Biblical teaching
Reality -- Biblical teaching
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
Miracles -- Biblical teaching
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Alkier, Stefan.
Weissenrieder, Annette, 1967-
LC no. 2013024570
ISBN 9783110296372