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- DescriptionMiracle-workers and magicians are difficult characters for contemporary readers of Greco-Roman narratives to comprehend and to distinguish. Hindered both by our modern definitions of miracle and magic , we need to focus our attention on those ancient texts that deal with such characters and their differentiation. Two such texts, the Acts of the Apostles and Philostratus' Life of Apollonius , come from quite different religious backgrounds, but demonstrate remarkably similar subtle cultural scripts at play. A detailed investigation of the social interactions in these two narrative worlds brings these characters and their communities alive and reveals how legitimate miracle-workers were distinguished from illegitimate magicians by the Mediterranean population of the Greco-Roman world.
- Author BiographyAndy Reimer is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the Canadian Bible College, Saskatchewan.
- Author(s)Andy Reimer
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/12/2002
- SubjectChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight595 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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