Models and perspectives concerning the identity of Jesus as healer

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dc.contributor.author Dube, Zorodzai
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-21T05:28:08Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-21T05:28:08Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-26
dc.description.abstract This study reviews various perspectives into the identity of Jesus as healer. There are two main perspectives – those that approach the identity of Jesus as healer from a theological perspective focusing on his personhood as messiah and those that use social scientific perspectives from sociology, psychology and anthropology. This study does not aim to evaluate or direct the reader towards a conclusion of Jesus’ identity, but only to review various perspectives. Based on analogies from Zimbabwe and comparative insights from the Mediterranean context from which the memory of Jesus survived, it is plausible that the identity of Jesus as healer should be found from the larger Greco-Roman context. Furthermore, given the various healers that existed during Jesus time both within the Jewish and Greco- Roman villages, the explanation of Jesus as healer is plausible from the various social scientific perspectives discussed. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dube, Z., 2018, ‘Models and perspectives concerning the identity of Jesus as healer’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 74(1), 4925. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v74i1.4925. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v74i1.4925
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/66613
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Identity of Jesus en_ZA
dc.subject Jesus as healer en_ZA
dc.subject Theological perspective en_ZA
dc.subject Social scientific perspective en_ZA
dc.title Models and perspectives concerning the identity of Jesus as healer en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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