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TQQ: Jesus Among the Healers of the World

  • Course Dates: Tue 26 January 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

In one sense, being a healer proved nothing; in another sense, it was a means of making a deep imprint on society.

Jesus seems to have accepted that others did what he was doing (allegedly!), and there were available in his time a number of patterns of assessment of such workers of miracles – charismatic holy men, shamans, and others. Jesus gave a very particular meaning to his own actions, to which we can with due caution gain access. We will search for that meaning and in the process examine and assess stories of healings, exorcisms and even more extraordinary phenomena such as walking on water, calming a storm, and providing basic food for crowds of people.

Advance booking not required, simply come along on the evening.

For further information about Theology Quest and Questions, visit our TQQ page or contact
Alison Ogden (aogden@sarum.ac.uk; 01722 424826) or 
David Catchpole (davidcatchpole538@gmail.com; 01722 424800).

Course Details

Tue 26 January 2016
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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David Catchpole is Professor Emeritus of Theological Studies at the University of Exeter and a Scholar in Residence at Sarum College. He has long experience in adult education. Among his publications are Resurrection People: Studies in the Resurrection Narratives of the Gospels (2000) and Jesus People: The Historical Jesus and the Beginnings of Community (2006), both published by Darton, Longman & Todd.
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