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9/20 Memories of Jesus in the Early Church

The Abracadabra Jesus

Jesus was portrayed as the “better magician” in the early church through saturation of His miracle images. People thought that Jesus’ powers …

Mathews and Morton Smith

Morton Smith argues that Jesus as a magician can be interpreted through different lenses and ultimately leaves it up to the reader …

Jesus the Magician (?)

Mathews describes the portrayal of Jesus in early christian art, as a “super magician”(85). Jesus is thought of as more of a …

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