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Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity
A Sourcebook for the Study of New Testament Miracle Stories





ISBN 9780415118644
Published June 10, 1999 by Routledge
288 Pages

 
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Miracles in Greco-Roman Antiquity presents a collection in translation of miracle stories from the ancient world. The material is divided up into four main categories including healing, exorcism, nature and raising the dead.
Wendy Cotter, in an introduction and notes to the selections, contextualizes the miracles within the background of the Greco-Roman world and also compares the stories to other Jewish and non-Jewish miracle stories of the Mediterranean world. This sourcebook provides an interdisciplinary collection of material which will be of value to students of the New Testament.

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Biography

Wendy Cotter C.S.J is Associate Professor of Scripture at Loyola University.

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'Cotter not only presents a great number of representative miracle stories to us, but also, by contextualizing texts, throws light on the understanding of these stories. I welcome Cotter's book which is helpful to all of us who still want to see the New Testament miracle stories in the religio-historical perspective.' - Journal of Theological Studies