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Jesus as healer : a gospel for the body

Author: Jan-Olav Henriksen
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Healings and miracles play a prominent role in the New Testament accounts of Jesus' life and ministry. In the Western Christian tradition, however, Jesus' works of healing tend to be downplayed and understood as little more than a demonstration of his divine power. In this book Jan-Olav Henriksen and Karl Olav Sandnes draw on both contemporary systematic theology and New Testament scholarship to challenge and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan-Olav Henriksen
ISBN: 9780802873316 0802873316
OCLC Number: 921167327
Description: x, 273 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Remembering Jesus as healer : perspectives from New Testament scholarship : --
Introductory remarks to the New Testament part --
The evidence of the canonical gospels : a survey --
Jesus and contemporary healers --
Jesus as healer in current New Testament scholarship --
Raising the dead : implications for Jesus as healer? --
Jesus as healer in the gospels --
Jesus still a healer through his disciples --
New Testament apocrypha --
Healing in the early church --
Toward a theology of Jesus as healer --
II. Jesus as healer and contemporary theology : --
Approaches to healing and related topics in science and theology --
What is healing? --
Christian healing and spiritual healing --
The modern embarrassment regarding healing miracles --
and overcoming it --
Recent discussion about miracles --
Healing within a Christological framework --
Concluding considerations about the theological understanding of Jesus as healer.
Responsibility: Jan-Olav Henriksen & Karl Olav Sandnes.

Abstract:

Healings and miracles play a prominent role in the New Testament accounts of Jesus' life and ministry. In the Western Christian tradition, however, Jesus' works of healing tend to be downplayed and understood as little more than a demonstration of his divine power. In this book Jan-Olav Henriksen and Karl Olav Sandnes draw on both contemporary systematic theology and New Testament scholarship to challenge and investigate the reasons for that oversight. They constructively consider what it can mean for Christian theology today to understand Jesus as a healer, to embrace fully the embodied character of the Christian faith, and to recognize the many ways in which God can still be seen to have a healing presence in the world.
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