Healing in the New Testament: Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology  -     By: John J. Pilch
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Healing in the New Testament: Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology

Augsburg Fortress / 1999 / Paperback

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How are we to read and understand stories of Jesus healing the lame, deaf, blind, and those with a variety of other maladies? Pilch takes us beyond the historical and literary questions to examine the social questions of how the ancient Judeans understood healing, what roles healers played, and the different emphases on healing among gospels. In his comparative analysis, the author draws on the anthropology of the Mediterranean as well as the models employed by medical anthropologists to understand peasant societies and their health-care systems.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0800631781
ISBN-13: 9780800631789
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How are we to read and understand stories of Jesus healing the lame, deaf, blind, and those with a variety of other maladies? Pilch takes us beyond the historical and literary questions to examine the social questions of how the earliest followers of Jesus and ancient Judeans understood healing, what roles healers played, and the different emphases on healing among the gospels. In his comparative analysis, the author draws on the anthropology of the Mediterranean as well as the models employed by medical anthropologists to understand peasant societies and their health-care systems.Utilizes social-science modelsFeatures a complementary web- site with additional resources

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