Visions and Healing in the Acts of the Apostles: How the Early Believers Experienced God (Paperback)

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This book examines religious ecstatic trance experiences and healing events reported in the Acts of the Apostles. It applies insights from the social sciences, namely: cultural anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, and medical anthropology to the interpretation of these events. It also present Luke's continuous storyline in Acts from a literary and theological perspective. Whether or not one considered these events to be literally factual, fact-with-interpretation, or Lucan composition, the message makes plausible cultural sense to a first-century Mediterranean listener or reader.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780814627976
ISBN-10: 0814627978
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2004
Pages: 194
Language: English