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

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

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

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

Synopsis

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

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.