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Visions and Healing in the Acts of the Apostles.

Visions and Healing in the Acts of the Apostles

John J. Pilch

The Liturgical Press

St. John's Abbey, PO Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500

0814627978 $14.95 1-800-858-5450 www.litpress.org

Professor of Scripture at Georgetown University John J. Pilch presents Visions and Healing in the Acts of the Apostles: How the Early Believers Experienced God, a close and scholarly examination of the religious ecstatic trance experiences and healing events recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. Drawing upon insights from social sciences including cultural anthropology, cognitive neuro-science, and medical anthropology to facilitate interpretations of these events, Visions and Healing in the Acts of the Apostles is a complex evaluation yet highly accessible and evenhanded in its treatment of potentially volatile subject. Offering insights that resonate within the realm of understanding regardless of whether one believes the Apostles' visions to be literally factual or subject to interpretation, Visions and Healing in the Acts of the Apostles is a welcome addition to religious studies shelves.
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Date:Dec 1, 2004
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