• Studies in the Historical Jesus: Anarchy, Miracles, and Madness

    Author(s):
    Justin James Meggitt (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Subject(s):
    Church history--Primitive and early church, Jesus Christ, Miracles, Mental illness, Anarchism, Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Spiritual healing, Magic
    Item Type:
    Book
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/mpjp-3c10
    Abstract:
    Studies in the Historical Jesus: Anarchy, Miracles, and Madness is a selection of key essays on the historical figure of Jesus published over the last fifteen years by Justin J. Meggitt. Each addresses a central question in the study of Jesus and his context, from the role of myth in the creation of traditions about him and the historicity of his miracles, to the problem of his politics and the reasons for his execution. The collection brings fresh perspectives and new data to bear on enduring debates, and demonstrates the value of "history from below" in making sense of the historical Jesus and the world that made him. The essays included are: 1. Popular mythology in the early Roman Empire and the multiplicity of Jesus traditions; 2. The historical Jesus and healing: Jesus' miracles in psychosocial context; 3. Psychology and the historical Jesus; 4. Was the historical Jesus an anarchist? Anachronism, anarchism and the historical Jesus; 5. The madness of King Jesus: Why was Jesus put to death, but his followers were not?; 6. "More ingenious than learned"? Examining the quest for the non-historical Jesus; 7. Did magic matter? The saliency of magic in the early Roman Empire.
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    6 months ago
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