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Re: [XTalk] Re: Jesus and Charismatic Activities

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  • Bob Schacht
    ... Ekaputra, You might want to take a look at Stevan Davies book, Jesus the Healer. It does not focus on theology, but rather on charismatic healers in
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      At 10:21 PM 9/2/2005, Ekaputra Tupamahu wrote:
      >Thank you for giving me excellent suggestions. I do appreciate it.
      >
      >Correct me if i am wrong, i observe that there are not many studies
      >have been done on Matthean theology of the charismatic activities that
      >deal with both the sitz im leben of the early church (or matthean
      >community), and sitz im leben jesu. Perhaps because of the influence
      >of the naturalism worldview, modern biblical scholars tend to see
      >those charismatic activities, which is strongly related to the concept
      >of miracle, as purely myths. therefore, the importance of charismatic
      >activities is really underestimated. there is an old article written
      >by James Martin, "The Church in Matthew," Interpretation 29 (January
      >1975): 41-56, shows that one of the most important characteristics of
      >the church in Matthean's ecclesiology is the charismatic ministries.
      >
      >Best wishes,
      >Ekaputra Tupamahu, MA

      Ekaputra,
      You might want to take a look at Stevan Davies book, Jesus the Healer. It
      does not focus on theology, but rather on charismatic healers in
      anthropological perspective.

      Bob

      Robert M. Schacht, Ph.D.
      Northern Arizona University
      Flagstaff, AZ

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