Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook

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Psychology Press, 1999 - History - 274 pages
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Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity presents a collection in translation of miracle stories from the ancient world. The material is divided up into four main categories including healing, exorcism, nature and raising the dead.
Wendy Cotter, in an introduction and notes to the selections, contextualizes the miracles within the background of the Greco-Roman world and also compares the stories to other Jewish and non-Jewish miracle stories of the Mediterranean world. This sourcebook provides an interdisciplinary collection of material which will be of value to students of the New Testament.
 

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Contents

PART
1
Gods who heal
11
Hetoes who heal
35
The healing mitatles of Jesus
54
PART 2
75
Magic and mitatles
80
Daimonsdemons in apocalyptic and Chtistian
99
PART 3
131
Magic in the ancient wotld
175
Bibliogtaphy
248
Genetal index
263
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Wendy Cotter C.S.J is Associate Professor of Scripture at Loyola University.

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