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Miracle Workers and Magicians in the Acts of the Apostles

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Miracle Workers and Magicians in the Acts of the Apostles by Andy Reimer
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Miracle-workers and magicians are difficult characters for contemporary readers of Greco-Roman narratives to comprehend and to distinguish. Hindered both by our modern definitions of "miracle" and "magic", we need to focus our attention on those ancient texts that deal with such characters and their differentiation. Two such texts, the Acts of the Apostles and Philostratus' "Life of Apollonius", come from quite different religious backgrounds, but demonstrate remarkably similar subtle cultural scripts at play. A detailed investigation of the social interactions in these two narrative worlds brings these characters and their communities alive and reveals how legitimate miracle-workers were distinguished from illegitimate magicians by the Mediterranean population of the Greco-Roman world.

Author Biography

Andy Reimer is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the Canadian Bible College, Saskatchewan.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2002
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
298
Dimensions
156x234x17
ISBN-13
9780826462107
Product ID
1642280

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