Cleansed Lepers, Cleansed Hearts: Purity and Healing in Luke-Acts Pamela Shellberg

ISBN: 9781451485240

Published: February 1st 2015

Paperback

192 pages


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Cleansed Lepers, Cleansed Hearts: Purity and Healing in Luke-Acts  by  Pamela Shellberg

Cleansed Lepers, Cleansed Hearts: Purity and Healing in Luke-Acts by Pamela Shellberg
February 1st 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 192 pages | ISBN: 9781451485240 | 3.47 Mb

Traditional interpretations of New Testament texts frame the affliction lepra (leprosy) as addressed either by ritual cleansing or miraculous healing. The author shows that these interpretations are limited because they shift modern ideas of leprosyMoreTraditional interpretations of New Testament texts frame the affliction lepra (leprosy) as addressed either by ritual cleansing or miraculous healing. The author shows that these interpretations are limited because they shift modern ideas of leprosy to a first-century context without regard for how the ancients themselves thought about lepra.



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