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Miracle Stories

Wendy Cotter

in Biblical Studies

ISBN: 9780195393361
Published online October 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195393361-0080
Miracle Stories

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A miracle story is a narrative that has its climax in a divine, supernatural event/act. This bibliography addresses the interpretation of the Jesus miracle stories through contextualizing them in a historical, socioreligious, and literary manner. The importance of these cannot be overemphasized. The historical era, the cultural climate, the political reality, the Jewish religious background of Jesus and of first followers, the social signals that were understood by that culture, and the literary context provided by the larger works in which the stories would appear all serve to clarify the meaning of the Jesus miracle stories. The bibliography that follows is intended to provide a pertinent set of texts to address these various aspects of interpreting the Jesus miracles, as they stand in the gospel sources, the gospels themselves, through the Acts of the Apostles, and concluding with the letters of Paul. That is, this bibliography addresses the miracles of Jesus and their meaning in the collection of the New Testament canon.

Article.  13956 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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