n HTS : Theological Studies - Visions and healing in the Acts of the Apostles : How the early believers experienced God, J.J. Pilch : book review

Volume 62, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Extracted from text ... Pilch, J J 2004 - Visions and healing in the Acts of the Apostles: How the early believers experienced God Publisher: Collegeville: Liturgical Press. 194 Pages. Price: $14.95 Reviewer: Dr Jonanda Groenewald (Midrand) This book is a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, with a specific focus on religious ecstatic trance experiences and healing events. Pilch follows Luke's story line in Acts and explains the message of each section from a first-century, Mediterranean cultural perspective. He relies on insights from the social sciences (mainly cultural anthropology, cognitive neuro-science and medical anthropology), especially research and field work done by Felicitas ..

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