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The Resource Recognizing miracles in antiquity and beyond, edited by Maria Gerolemou

Recognizing miracles in antiquity and beyond, edited by Maria Gerolemou

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Recognizing miracles in antiquity and beyond
Title
Recognizing miracles in antiquity and beyond
Statement of responsibility
edited by Maria Gerolemou
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, scholars have extensively explored the function of the miraculous and wondrous in ancient narratives, mostly pondering on how ancient authors view wondrous accounts, i.e. the treatment of the descriptions of wondrous occurrences as true events or their use. More precisely, these narratives investigate whether the wondrous pursues a display of erudition or merely provides stylistic variety; sometimes, such narratives even represent the wish of the author to grant a "rational explanation" to extraordinary actions. At present, however, two aspects of the topic have not been fully examined: a) the ability of the wondrous/miraculous to set cognitive mechanisms in motion and b) the power of the wondrous/miraculous to contribute to the construction of an authorial identity (that of kings, gods, or narrators). To this extent, the volume approaches miracles and wonders as counter intuitive phenomena, beyond cognitive grasp, which challenge the authenticity of human experience and knowledge and push forward the frontiers of intellectual and aesthetic experience. Some of the articles of the volume examine miracles on the basis of bewilderment that could lead to new factual knowledge; the supernatural is here registered as something natural (although strange); the rest of the articles treat miracles as an endpoint, where human knowledge stops and the unknown divine begins (here the supernatural is confirmed). Thence, questions like whether the experience of a miracle or wonder as a counter intuitive phenomenon could be part of long-term memory, i.e. if miracles could be transformed into solid knowledge and what mental functions are encompassed in this process, are central in the discussion
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MiAaPQ
Dewey number
808.80375
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN56.S8
LC item number
.R436 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Gerolemou, Maria
Series statement
Trends in classics - supplementary volumes
Series volume
53
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  • Supernatural in literature
  • Miracles in literature
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Recognizing miracles in antiquity and beyond, edited by Maria Gerolemou
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC5157399
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (450 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110563559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5157399
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL5157399
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11565882
  • (OCoLC)1037981885
Label
Recognizing miracles in antiquity and beyond, edited by Maria Gerolemou
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC5157399
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (450 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110563559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC5157399
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL5157399
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11565882
  • (OCoLC)1037981885

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