- I'm a little behind on my Xtalk reading. Now I'd like to ask a question
about something Bob Schacht said a few days ago. I quote:
>First of all, there are possible issues of healing genre at stake. ForThis is very interesting to me, and relevant to a project that I'm
>example, are all healings alike, or are some healings different from
>others? Just as an example, with some disabilities (speech, hearing,
>sight), Jesus seems more likely to use specific actions involving touch,
>mud, spittle, etc. that are never reported with healings of other infirmities.
currently working on. Bob (or anyone else), do you know of a study that
catalogues these genre differences and interprets them in a little more detail?
For the record, my project is focused on Jesus' use of spit in Mark 8 and
John 9. I'm trying to find more about both Jewish and Greco-Roman
attitudes to spittle. I've got a few leads, but I'm always hungry for more
Department of Religious Studies
University of Calgary