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Bibil Identifier bibil:213058
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Cultural Comparisons for Healing and Exorcism Narratives in Matthew’s Gospel
Author Keener, Craig S.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 66, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-7 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Majority World readings of Matthew (and the Gospels generally) often help us to appreciate the very sorts of stories that seem most alien to readers in the West: stories of unusual cures and exorcisms of hostile spirits. Rather than simply allegorising these narratives, many Majority World readers treat them as models for experiencing healing and deliverance. Accounts of these experiences appear in a wide variety of cultures; in addition to a range of published sources, the article includes some material based on the author’s interviews with people claiming first-hand experiences of this nature in the Republic of Congo. Such readings invite a more sympathetic hearing of some Gospel narratives than they often receive in the West.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v66i1.808
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Healing Story
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Exorcism
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