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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
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Theology
Journal:
Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-45
Publication date:
2005
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-5197
ISSN:
1476-8690
URN:
uuid:1bb40799-4c44-46fb-b28f-fb20090f7d07
Source identifiers:
202810
Local pid:
pubs:202810

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