Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook for the Study of New Testament Miracle Stories

Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook for the Study of New Testament Miracle Stories

Paperback Context of Early Christianity S

By (author) C.S.J Wendy Cotter

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 210mm x 22mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 10 June 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415118646
  • ISBN 13: 9780415118644
  • Illustrations note: indexes, bilbliography
  • Sales rank: 868,215

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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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Author information

Wendy Cotter C.S.J is Associate Professor of Scripture at Loyola University.

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..." helpful... insightful... This is an excellent collection and will be a helpful textbook."-Fred W. Burnett, "Religious Studies Review ..."very useful... An extensive bibliography, indices to the ancient texts cited and to the miracles of Jesus as well as a general index to the volume, all make this text eminently "user friendly..." a rich resource... All those studying these miracle traditions will indeed be in her debt."-"Journal of Early Christian Studies ..."all those interested in the miraculous in the New Testament...will benefit from Cotter's work."-"Review of Biblical Literature

Table of contents

Introduction. Chapter One: Gods and Heroes Who Heal Chapter Two: Exorcists and Exorcisms Chapter Three: Gods and Heroes Who Control Nature Chapter Four: Magic and Miracles Appendix A: Diseases and Doctors Appendix B: Jesus, Torah and Miracles Index of Texts. Index of Jesus Miracles. Bibiography.