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Healing in the New Testament: Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology

Author: 
John J. Pilch (Author)
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Description

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 models
  • Features a complementary web- site with additional resources
ISBN: 
9780800631789
Price: 
$21.00
Release date: 
January 18, 2000
Pages: 
200
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction

  1. Basic Perspectives: Healing and Curing
  2. Medical Anthropology: Sickness and Disease
  3. Selecting an Appropriate Model: Leprosy—A Test Case
  4. Healing in Mark
  5. Healing in Matthew
  6. Healing in Luke—Acts
  7. Healing in John

    Conclusion
    Discussion Questions
    Glossary
    General Bibliography
    Scripture Index