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Department
Theology
Course
THEO 206
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Please explain the issue of miracles in Christianity in connection with the new reality Jesus introduces that is referred to as the kingdom of God Consider the biblical texts that support the two visions of the kingdom of God as being already here but not yet fully realizedTheproblemofmiracleswhichwillbetreatedlaterinmoredetailisdifficultandperhapscannotbediscussedwithfullsatisfactioninanageofscienceandscientificintelligenceHoweverinthecaseofmiraclesofhealingtheinfluenceofthemindonthephysicalbodyofferssomeexplanationAlthoughthemiraclesreportedintheGospelsareoftendescribedasinterruptionsofnaturalprocessesinsomecasestheymayberegardedasnaturalprocessesthatwerenotunderstoodinJesussdayMoreovertheproblemofmiraclesintheNewTestamentcannotbedivorcedfromtheanalysisofmythanditsprevalenceintheJewisheschatologyofJesusstimeThatthedisciplesoftenfailedtoseethatistograspJesusmeaningandintentionisafrequentthemeintheGospelofMarkAsrecordedinMark13538thisapparentfailuretounderstandappearedearlyintheministryWhenJesuswenttoalonelyplaceforprayerhisdisciplesfollowedhimtopersuadehimtocontinuetoadministertothepeopleofCapernaumHeremindedhisdisciplesoftheurgencyofhisministrybysayingthatthoseinothertownsandcitiesmusthearhiswordSohewent40throughoutallGalileepreachingintheirsynagoguesandcastingoutdemonsMk139TheaccountofJesushealingthelepergiveninMark14045hasalwaysintriguedthoseinterestedinthemiraclestoriesInancienttimeleprosywasoneofthemostdreadeddiseasesforitwasbelievedthatoncethediseasewascontractedtheafflictedpersonwasdoomedtoaslowandhorribledeathEvenmor
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