Images of Illness in the Gospel of Luke

Insights of Ancient Medical Texts

By Annette Weissenrieder
December 2003
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3-16-147915-7
433 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$137.50 Paper Original


To which degree was ancient medical knowledge incorporated into the healing narratives of the Gospel of Luke? Focusing on the crossroads of theology and medical history, Annette Weissenrieder analyzes the illness-related terminology of the Gospel against the background of classical medical texts.

Contents include: Introduction, New Testament Depictions of Illness and Ancient Medicine - an Overview of the Research, Perception of Reality and the Construction of Illnesses, Constructs of Illness in Ancient Scientific Medicine, Elisabeth and Zacharias, The Healing of the Ten "Lepers": Luke 17:11-19, Coherencies in the Lucan Healing Narratives against the Background of Ancient Medicine, Constructs of Illness in the Gospel of Luke against the Backdrop of Ancient Medical History, "Lucas evangelista, num idem, qui Lucas medicus Col. IV, 14?"

Theology
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No 164

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