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The Supernatural in the New Testament

Paperback|Apr 1977
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A study of the treatment of the miraculous in the New Testament, focusing not on the literal truth or otherwise of the events depicted, but on what they mean and what they tell us about God.


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A study of the treatment of the miraculous in the New Testament, focusing not on the literal truth or otherwise of the events depicted, but on what they mean and what they tell us about God.
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When people read the New Testament they are sometimes puzzled by the supernatural stories: miracles of healing, storms that are stilled, poisonous snakes with no effect and a wily Satan who engages in direct temptation. Some have no difficulty with such stories. This is the world of the Bible and the reader must expect such like. Those who cannot believe that have either abandoned the Bible and its world altogether or else they have devised ways of explaining (or explaining away ) events that puzzle them. Bruce Kaye seeks to avoid both extremes. Instead of asking what happened and how it happened he chooses instead to ask what it meant. Why did the early church relate and record these tales' And what did they mean' What did they say about God' So the reader begins to see that beyond the stories themselves there is truth about God and his world for every generation. Teachers will find useful lesson materials here, discussion group leaders will find something to start folk talking, and
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Bruce Kaye

Bruce Kaye has been general secretary of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia since 1994. He is currently a trustee of the Anglican Communion Trust, a member of the Inter Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission and the founding editor of the Journal of Anglican Studies. His recent books are Church without Walls: Being Anglican in Australia(1994), Godly Citizens (1999) and Web of Meaning (2000), and he was general editor of the widely acclaimed Anglicanism in Australia: A History (2002). For his significant contribution to Australian Anglicianism Dr Kaye has had a set of essays published in his honour entitled Agendas For Australian Anglicanism.

  • I. Introduction 1. Preliminary Questions 2. Categories Of Material 3. The Meaning Of The Supernatural For The Gospel Writers 4. The Meaning Of The Supernatural Today Ii. Select Passages 1. The Birth Of Jesus 2. The Temptation Of Jesus 3. The Demoniac In The Synagogue 4. A Widow's Son At Nain 5. The Blind Man At Bethsaida 6. Peter's Penny 7. Jesus Foretells His Passion 8. The Fig Tree Cursed And Withered 9. The Resurrection Of Jesus 10. Water Turned Into Wine At Cana 11. The Woman Of Samaria 12. Jesus Walks On The Sea 13. Lazarus Raised From The Dead 14. A Voice Assures Jesus 15. The Pentecost Phenomenon 16. Healing A Lame Man At The Gate Beautiful 17. An Angel Releases Peter From Herod's Jail 18. Paul's Unusual Miracles In Ephesus 19. Paul Fails To Die After A Snake Bite Iii. Activity Suggestions

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