The Christ of the Miracle Stories

The Christ of the Miracle Stories

Author: Wendy Cotter

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801039508

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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This special anniversary collection, published on the occasion of AAM's centennial, features cartoons from The New Yorker from 1930 to 2005. The selections enclosed depict the silent humors of the museum experience, the funny ways in which we use museums as a space to interact and react.

A Century of Miracles

A Century of Miracles

Author: H. A. Drake

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199367436

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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The fourth century of our common era began and ended with a miracle. Traditionally, in the year 312, the Roman emperor Constantine experienced a "vision of the Cross" that led him to convert to Christianity and to defeat his last rival to the imperial throne; and, in 394, a divine wind carried the emperor Theodosius to victory at the battle of the Frigidus River. Other stories heralded the discovery of the True Cross by Constantine's mother, Helena, and the rise of a new kind of miracle-maker in the deserts of Egypt and Syria. These miracle stories helped Christians understand the dizzying changes they experienced in the fourth century. Far more than the outdated narrative of a "life-and-death" struggle between Christians and pagans, they help us understand the darker turn Christianity took in subsequent ages. In A Century of Miracles, historian H. A. Drake explores the role miracle stories played in helping Christians, pagans, and Jews think about themselves and each other. These stories, he concludes, bolstered Christian belief that their god wanted the empire to be Christian. Most importantly, they help explain how, after a century of trumpeting the power of their god, Christians were able to deal with their failure to protect the city of Rome from a barbarian sack by the Gothic army of Alaric in 410. Augustine's magnificent City of God eventually established a new theoretical basis for success, but in the meantime the popularity of miracle stories reassured the faithful--even when the miracles came to an end. Thoroughly researched within a wide range of faiths and belief systems, A Century of Miracles provides an absorbing illumination of this complex, polytheistic, and decidedly mystical phenomenon.

Jesus the Miracle Worker

Jesus the Miracle Worker

Author: Graham H. Twelftree

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830815961

Category: Religion

Page: 472

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Graham Twelftree extensively examines the miracles of each Gospel narrative. He weighs their historical reliability and considers the question of miracles and the modern mind.

Miracle Man

Miracle Man

Author: John Hendrix

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1419718991

Category:

Page: 40

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"This picture book written and illustrated by John Hendrix focuses on the Biblical accounts of miracles performed by Jesus and concludes with the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. There is a detailed author's note and a list of Biblical passages."--

Modern-Day Miracles

Modern-Day Miracles

Author: Allison C. Restagno

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768490121

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Real-life, firsthand stories of personal, modern-day miracles. Miracles still happen! --Crushed under a 10,000-pound logging truck, Bruce Van Natta suddenly found himself floating above the scene of a horrific accident. There were angels present at the scene. --Ron Pettey’s brain surgeons knew that their patient was in crisis. As doctors worked to bring Ron back, Ron was already experiencing the trip of a lifetime in Heaven. --Surviving a jet crash but trapped in a burning inferno, Diana cried out, “Dear God, in Jesus’ name, please save me” over and over. Her life was in His hands. --Hardened atheist and police constable Roger Whipp was faced with a life or death decision--pray to God for his wife’s healing or disconnect her life support. He chose to - pray, and miracles followed. --Working in a 110-bed mission hospital, Dr. James Rennie was faced with a terrible circumstance—watch his young patient die an immensely painful death, or pray for a miracle in his operating room. He prayed and visually watched the Lord answer prayer. --Newborn baby Grace lay helplessly abandoned in an Ethiopian field with a noose tied tightly around her small neck. Would the wild animals hear her cry first, or would God?

The Book of Miracles

The Book of Miracles

Author: Kenneth L. Woodward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743200295

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 436

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A collection of stories about miracle workers explores scriptural contexts of each religious tradition and discusses traditions relating to the Sufi mystics, Hindu and Buddhist saints, Christian hermits, Talmudic wonder-workers, and Muslim ascetics.

The Miracles

The Miracles

Author: Simon J. Kistemaker

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441201386

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Most Christians know the stories of Jesus healing people and controlling nature, but many are less sure why Jesus did these things or how they relate to their lives today. Theologian, professor, and author Simon J. Kistemaker carefully examines each of Jesus's miracles. He lays out the cultural background, explains symbolism and Old Testament connections, and fleshes out the details of each story. Each chapter also includes a section focused on how the miracle relates to the life of the modern follower of Jesus. Kistemaker's scholarly attention to detail coupled with accessible explanations and application will make this book valuable to everyone from lay readers to pastors looking for sermon material.

Miracles Revisited

Miracles Revisited

Author: Stefan Alkier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110296372

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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Since David Hume, the interpretation of miracle stories has been dominated in the West by the binary distinction of fact vs. fiction. The form-critical method added another restriction to the interpretation of miracles by neglecting the context of its macrotexts. Last but not least the hermeneutics of demythologizing was interested in the self-understanding of individuals and not in political perspectives. The book revisits miracle stories with regard to these dimensions: 1. It demands to connect the interpretation of Miracle Stories to concepts of reality. 2. It criticizes the restrictions of the form critical method. 3. It emphasizes the political implications of Miracle Stories and their interpretations. Even the latest research accepts this modern opposition of fact and fiction as self-evident. This book will examine critically these concepts of reality with interpretations of miracles. The book will address how concepts of reality, always complex, came to expression in stories of miraculous healings and their reception in medicine, art, literature, theology and philosophy, from classic antiquity to the Middle Ages. Only through such bygone concepts, contemporary interpretations of ancient healings can gain plausibility.

The Meaning in the Miracles

The Meaning in the Miracles

Author: Jeffrey John

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802827942

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Explanations of Jesusb miracles often get stuck in their supernatural elements, speculating whether such things could possibly have occurred. Jeffrey John argues that this is to mistake the shell for the kernel. The Gospel writers recorded the many miracles of Jesus not to provoke open-mouthed amazement but, rather, to prompt readers to seek the deeper meaning inside each of these spectacular events. A best-seller in England and now available for the first time in the United States, "The Meaning in the Miracles" is praised as a must-have guide to Jesusb miracles. John walks readers through each miracle story, providing the biblical text then offering insightful commentary that first connects the event with other biblical themes and then makes clear its meaning for today. Each discussion ends with a selection of relevant scripture passages, quotes from literature, and other material meant to aid in further personal reflection and prayer. As John shows, the stories of Jesusb miraculous works are loaded with prophetic and theological significance meant primarily to foster personal faith. By reflecting on the depths and dimensions of meaning the Gospel writers intended to convey, readers encounter afresh the One whose works of power were always a means of announcing the good news of his transforming love -- then and now. bA delight: considerable scholarship with a light touch. . . . Highly recommended.b -- "The Reader"

That You May Believe

That You May Believe

Author: Colin Brown

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725208117

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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Can any intelligent man or woman believe in miracles today? Can one believe in Jesus without believing the miracle stories? And if Jesus performed miracles during his life on earth, can't we also expect miracles today? In this book Colin Brown, author of the highly acclaimed 'Miracles and the Critical Mind', returns to the subject of Jesus' miracles, this time writing for the general reader. Drawing on the world of scholarship, but avoiding a detailed philosophical discussion, Brown clearly lays out the arguments for the reader who is not a trained philosopher or theologian. All who have questions about the meaning of miracles and their role in Christian faith today will find here a fresh look at this subject that has puzzled people for centuries.

Miracles in the Christian Tradition

Miracles in the Christian Tradition

Author: Cummings, Owen F.

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587689260

Category: Religion

Page:

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Hoping to overcome what John Meier refers to as the “academic sneer factor” when speaking of the miraculous, Owen Cummings examines the history of the miraculous from the Old Testament through attitudes of twenty-first -century theologians.

The Nature Miracles of Jesus

The Nature Miracles of Jesus

Author: Graham H. Twelftree

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498218283

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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The nature miracle stories of Jesus—walking on the water or feeding thousands with a small amount of food, for example—are so spectacular that many find them a problem, whether historical, philosophical, or even theological. This is the first book to tackle this problem head on. Do the stories reflect events in the life of the historical Jesus, or are they myths or legends? Or, perhaps they grew out of parables or from more ordinary events into the incredible stories we now have. Or, again, perhaps this the wrong approach! A group of high-ranking biblical historians, philosophers, and theologians with very diverse views set out to provide possible answers. Contributors include: • James Crossley • Eric Eve • Craig S. Keener • Michael Levine • Timothy J. McGrew • Scot McKnight • Graham H. Twelftree • Ruben Zimmermann