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Jesus the Village Psychiatrist

Jesus the Village Psychiatrist

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Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780664232405
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 21/01/2008
Width: 15.2 cm
Height: 22.9 cm
All of the Gospels and the whole of Christian tradition depict Jesus as a miraculous healer who can cure blindness, leprosy, hemorrhages, and a host of other maladies. But how did Jesus actually heal? In this fascinating book, Donald Capps argues that Jesus was keenly attuned to the psychological causes of illness and through his ministry brought healing to body and soul alike. Capps argues that one of Jesus' purposes was to heal people from mental illnesses, which people in the ancient world would have seen manifested in physical ailments such as blindness, paralysis, or other symptoms. Fully engaged in historical Jesus scholarship, Capps carefully examines Jesus' deep concern for both physical and emotional health and shows how his proclamation of the kingdom of God envisioned a world without mental illness.

Donald Capps

Donald Capps is Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He has written many books, including The Decades of Life and Jesus the Village Psychiatrist.

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