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Magic in the Biblical World: From the Rod of Aaron to the Ring of Solomon - Journal for the study of the New Testament supplement series Vol 245 (Paperback)
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Magic in the Biblical World: From the Rod of Aaron to the Ring of Solomon - Journal for the study of the New Testament supplement series Vol 245 (Paperback)

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The category 'magic' , long used to signify an allegedly substantive type of activity distinguishable from 'religion', has nearly been dismantled by recent historical and social-scientific approaches to religious studies. While recognising and at times reinforcing this stance, the essays in this collection show that there is still much to be learned about the cultural context of early Judaism and Christianity by analysing ancient texts which either use 'magic' as a category for purposes of deviance labelling or promote behaviour of a broadly magico-religious variety. Through sustained engagement with texts ranging from Exod. 7-9 and Acts 8 to the Testament of Solomon and the Late Antique alchemical treatise known as the Cyranides, this volume focuses chiefly on materials that challenge the familiar boundaries between miracle and magic and medicine; yet it also heightens awareness of the way unsuspecting use of a sick sign (e.g. 'magic') can impede critical understanding of texts and their respective contexts of production and reception. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series, Volume 245.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567083623
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 394 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm


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"Interesting and engaging...richly suggestive in subject matter....the breadth of the anthology is impressive. Klutz's introductory essay provided a very good overview of the issues surrounding magic in academic studies of religion and society." - "The Bible and Critical Theory, " Vol. 1 No. 3, 2005

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