Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook

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Psychology Press, 1999 - History - 274 pages
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
4
Gods who heal
11
Heroes who heal
35
The healing miracles of Jesus
54
Daimonsdemons in GrecoRoman antiquity
75
Daimonsdemons in apocalyptic and Christian
106
Gods and heroes who control wind and sea
131
Changing water into wine and other nature
164
Magic in the ancient world
175
Bibliography
248
General index
263
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Wendy Cotter C.S.J is Associate Professor of Scripture at Loyola University.

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