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Meier, miracle and multiple attestation

Abstract:

The use of criteria in historical Jesus research gives the enterprise an appearance of scientific objectivity that may be deceptive. A particular case in point is the use of multiple attestation to establish the near certainty that the historical Jesus was a healer and exorcist (as, for example, J.P. Meier argues). Logically, there is little reason why multiple attestation alone should indicate historical reliability, and there may not be as many useful independent sources for Jesus' miracles...

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10.1177/1476869005053864

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-45
Publication date:
2005-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-5197
ISSN:
1476-8690
Source identifiers:
202810
Language:
English
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pubs:202810
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uuid:1bb40799-4c44-46fb-b28f-fb20090f7d07
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pubs:202810
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2012-12-19

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