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Medicine, miracle, and magic in New Testament times / Howard Clark Kee.

By: Kee, Howard Clark.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Monograph series (Society for New Testament Studies): 55.Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986Description: x, 170 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0521323096; 9780521323093.Subject(s): Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. New Testament | Bibel | Neues Testament | Bibel | Neues Testament | Medicine in the Bible | Medicine, Greek and Roman | Miracles | Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric | Religion and Medicine | Médecine dans la Bible | Médecine grecque et romaine | Miracles | Médecine magique, mystique et spagirique | Medicine, Greek and Roman | Medicine in the Bible | Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric | Miracles | Wonderen | Genezing | Nieuwe Testament | Magie | Medizin | Mirakel | Médecine dans la Bible | Magie -- dans la Bible | Guérison dans la Bible | Magie | Medizin | Mirakel | Medicine in the Bible | Medicine, Greek and Roman | Miracles | Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric | Bible N.T. Miracles: HealingGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc.Online resources: Table of contents | Table of contents | Publisher description
Contents:
Introduction: definitions and contexts for healing -- Healing in the Old Testament and post-biblical traditions -- Medicine in the Greek and Roman traditions -- Miracle -- Magic -- Concluding observations.
Summary: This book sketches and illustrates in detail the range of understandings of the human condition and remedies for ills that prevailed when Jesus and the apostles - as well as their successors - were spreading the Christian message and launching Christian communities in the Graeco-Roman world. Healing played so prominent a part in Jesus' ministry as depicted in the New Testament that it is important to understand that aspect of his appeal in the context of the ways in which it was understood by Greeks, Romans and Jews of the time. Some saw sickness as the result of magic performed against the victims by enemies, others as the work of demons. Some saw health as the result of ordering life according to nature, emphasising the beneficial effects of natural substances. Jewish attitudes, for example, ranged widely over the centuries from hostility towards physicians to regard for them as men endowed by God with special knowledge for human benefit. - Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-151) and indexes.

Introduction: definitions and contexts for healing -- Healing in the Old Testament and post-biblical traditions -- Medicine in the Greek and Roman traditions -- Miracle -- Magic -- Concluding observations.

This book sketches and illustrates in detail the range of understandings of the human condition and remedies for ills that prevailed when Jesus and the apostles - as well as their successors - were spreading the Christian message and launching Christian communities in the Graeco-Roman world. Healing played so prominent a part in Jesus' ministry as depicted in the New Testament that it is important to understand that aspect of his appeal in the context of the ways in which it was understood by Greeks, Romans and Jews of the time. Some saw sickness as the result of magic performed against the victims by enemies, others as the work of demons. Some saw health as the result of ordering life according to nature, emphasising the beneficial effects of natural substances. Jewish attitudes, for example, ranged widely over the centuries from hostility towards physicians to regard for them as men endowed by God with special knowledge for human benefit. - Provided by publisher.

Includes indexes.