Pagan-Christian conflict over miracle in the second century / by Harold Remus
- Remus, Harold, 1928-
- Cambridge, MA : Philadelphia Patristic Foundation, 1983.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 371 pages ; 23 cm.
- Patristic monograph series ; no. 10
- "Miracle" : demarcations, explanations, and social dimensions. A paradigm ; The ordinary and the extraordinary ; Explanation of the extraordinary : inexplicability and miracle ; Language and miracle ; Miracle and its social and cultural matrices ; Miracle and sociology of knowledge -- Asclepius piety : case studies in conflict. Mainstream piety, Asclepius, and Jesus : Aelius Aristides ; Philosophy, Asclepius, and Jesus : Celsus ; Celsus vs. Justin : social and cultural worlds in conflict ; Oracles and Asclepius : Alexander of Abonoteichos and others ; Conclusion -- Appendices. Herodotus and the wondrous ; Divination and cultural diffusion ; The ignorance of bygone ages contrasted with present knowledge in the understanding of miracle ; On the definition of "gnostic" ; Plotinus and gnostic thaumaturgy ; Studies of Lucian's Alexander the False Prophet.
- 0915646099 (pbk.)
- Based on the author's Ph. D. dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania, 1981.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-350) and indexes.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Based on the author's Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania, 1981.
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