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Jesus the healer : possession, trance, and the origins of Christianity

Author: Stevan L Davies
Publisher: New York, NY : Continuum, 1995. ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Arguing that the Gospels reveal Jesus to have been a spirit-possessed healer and an exorcist of demon-possessed people, Stevan L. Davies shows how contemporary anthropological studies brilliantly illuminate precisely those facts. Jesus had a gift for the induction of religious trance states that he considered to be the present experience of the kingdom of God. His ability to bring about such states can be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davies, Stevan L., 1948-
Jesus the healer.
New York : Continuum, 1995
(OCoLC)607891543
Online version:
Davies, Stevan L., 1948-
Jesus the healer.
New York : Continuum, 1995
(OCoLC)623538237
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stevan L Davies
ISBN: 9780826407948 0826407943
OCLC Number: 31607080
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Quest for the Historical Jesus --
2. Spirit Possession --
3. Prophets and Prophecy --
4. Baptism --
5. Jesus' Healings --
6. Demon Possession --
7. Jesus' Exorcisms --
8. Jesus and His Associates --
9. Function of Jesus' Parables --
10. Jesus' Therapeutic Speech --
11. Sayings of the Spirit --
12. Christian Cult --
13. Missionary Inductive Discourse --
14. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stevan L. Davies.

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