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Human agents of cosmic power in Hellenistic Judaism and the synoptic tradition [electronic resource] / Mary E. Mills.

By: Mills, Mary E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 41.Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, c1990Description: 1 online resource (184 p.).ISBN: 9780567072306 (electronic bk.); 0567072304 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Powers (Christian theology) -- Biblical teaching | Bible. Gospels -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Miracle workers -- Rome | Judaism -- History of doctrines | Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425 | Rome -- Religion | Hellenisme | Jodendom | Magie | Synoptische evangeli�en | Wonderdoeners | Bible. N.T. �Evangiles synoptiques -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Hell�enisme | Magie -- Aspect religieux -- Christianisme | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Angelology & Demonology | Synoptische evangeli�en | Jodendom | Hellenisme | Magie | Wonderdoeners | Bible. N.T. �Evangiles synoptiques -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Juda�isme -- Histoire -- p�eriode postexilique | Magie -- Aspect religieux | Jesus Christus -- Wunder | Bibel | Synoptische Evangelien | Markusevangelium | Altes Testament | Apostelgeschichte | Judentum | Magie | Wunder | Geschichte 336 v. Chr.-30 v. ChrGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Human agents of cosmic power in Hellenistic Judaism and the synoptic tradition.DDC classification: 235 Other classification: 11.47 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The ancient world believed that the universe was made up of elements both material and spiritual. These elemental forces affected human life positively or negatively and any human being who could share their energy was a person of great significance-a human agent of cosmic power. This is a significant part of the background of the life and career of Jesus of Nazareth. The present work is a reappraisal of Synoptic accounts of Jesus and his followers in the light of recent developments in the study of ancient magic.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-178) and index.

The ancient world believed that the universe was made up of elements both material and spiritual. These elemental forces affected human life positively or negatively and any human being who could share their energy was a person of great significance-a human agent of cosmic power. This is a significant part of the background of the life and career of Jesus of Nazareth. The present work is a reappraisal of Synoptic accounts of Jesus and his followers in the light of recent developments in the study of ancient magic.

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