Magic in the New Testament: A Survey and Appraisal of the Evidence - by Robert Conner

Early Christians were accused of practising magic by Jews, Pagans, and other Christians. Magic in the New Testament examines magical praxis common to the New Testament, the magical papyri, the Sepher Ha-Razim, the Book of Enoch, the…

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Early Christians were accused of practising magic by Jews, Pagans, and other Christians. Magic in the New Testament examines magical praxis common to the New Testament, the magical papyri, the Sepher Ha-Razim, the Book of Enoch, the apocryphal Acts and the pre-Nicene church fathers and surveys the professional literature on early Christian magic from 1927 to 2009. Additional topics include: Magic, family and sexuality; The Old Testament background of early Christian magic; The relationship between magic and apocalypticism; Veneration of relics and necromantic sorcery; Resurrection, ghost stories and polymorphism; Magic and mystery cult in early Christianity; The Question of Sources/The Holy Family/The Looming Apocalypse/The Final Confrontation/Resurrection or Ghost Story?/Magical Palestine/Jesus the Magician/A Darker Sorcery/Christian Necromancy/Cults of Possession/Spirit Versus Spirit/The Christian Mysteries/The Son of Horus/ Last Rites.

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mandrake of Oxford
Publication Date: Aug 1, 2010