Date of Award
Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
H. Armin Mollering
Scripture References in this Resource
Luke 1:2; 1 Timothy 2:2; Acts 13:10; Acts 16:16; Acts 18:2; Acts 19:13-14; Acts 19:19; Acts 8:9-13; Galatians 5:20; John 11:33; John 4:36-54; Luke 19:41-44; Luke 21:20-24; Mark 1:41-43; Mark 13:1-4; Mark 7:32-35; Matthew 24:24
In response, it is not the intent of the following to address the philosophic skepticism so prevalent in modern biblical scholarship. Rather, the assumption which links such skepticism to the results of Formgeschichte will be called into question, namely, the assumption that the worldview of the first century was superstitious. One may legitimately ask whether the worldview of the first century was so enamored of the miraculous that a literary product of that time would of necessity produce miraculous deeds in praise of its hero and attribute them to him. To that
Schuler, Mark, "Between Superstition and Skepticism: A Study of the First-Century Worldview of the Miraculous" (1987). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 530.
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