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Bibil Identifier bibil:217745
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Resurrection of the Body in the Greek Magical Papyri
Author Pachoumi, Eleni
Journal Numen. International Review for the History of Religions (Volume: 58, Issue: 5-6)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 729-740 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper examines the issue of resurrection of the body in the Greek Magical Papyri. Looking at specific magic spells, the study addresses these questions: Does the physical manipulation of the dead imply the resurrection of the body? If so, what is the purpose of the bodily resurrection for the magical rite? The paper attempts to explain the functions of the reanimated dead as an assistant, and the significance of such innovation in magic. It also examines this alternative notion of divinity of the resurrected body attributed to the concept of assistance.
DOI 10.1163/156852711X593313
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Greek Magical Papyri
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Resurrection
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