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Davies, Stevan L. 1948-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 74 publications in 3 languages and 4,151 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Textbooks  Introductions  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works by Stevan L Davies
The revolt of the widows : the social world of the Apocryphal Acts by Stevan L Davies( )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's liberation existed as a Christian movement in the 2nd century. In this first study of the social context that produced the Apocryphal Acts, Stevan L. Davies contends that women wrote the Acts and that the "Acts appear to have been a striving by Christian women for both a mode of self-expression and a way to preach rebellion for the sake of sexual continence." These early rebels--called widows because they left their husbands for the church--refused absolute subservience to the male hierarchy of the church. The three parts of Davies's study include an investigation of the magical world view of late 2nd-century Christendom; a close look at the people the Acts describe as new Christian converts; and a summary and analysis of the nature of the authors of the Acts. These women, like their sisters today, were seeking equal standing with men in the Christian church
Jesus the healer : possession, trance, and the origins of Christianity by Stevan L Davies( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguing that the Gospels reveal Jesus to have been a spirit-possessed healer and an exorcist of demon-possessed people, Stevan L. Davies shows how contemporary anthropological studies brilliantly illuminate precisely those facts. Jesus had a gift for the induction of religious trance states that he considered to be the present experience of the kingdom of God. His ability to bring about such states can be understood by analogy to the increasingly acclaimed psychotherapeutic techniques of Milton Erickson."--BOOK JACKET. "After Jesus' death, the experience of spirit-possession became definitive for his followers. The writings of Paul, John, and Mark are different forms of reflection on the nature of the experience of spirit-possession, and are not so different as they are usually taken to be."--BOOK JACKET. "Jesus the Healer argues that at least some of the sayings of Jesus in John's gospel - for example, "I and the Father are one" and "I come from the Father"--are quotations from Jesus himself when possessed by and speaking as the spirit of God."--BOOK JACKET. "This book is a radical new look at Jesus as exorcist and healer."--Jacket
The Gospel of Thomas and Christian wisdom by Stevan L Davies( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gospel of Thomas annotated & explained by Stevan L Davies( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recently discovered mystical sayings of Jesus, with facing-page commentary that brings the text to life for you"--Cover
The New Testament : a contemporary introduction by Stevan L Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Testament fundamentals by Stevan L Davies( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret book of John : the Gnostic Gospel annotated & explained by Stevan L Davies( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apocryphal Acts of Apostles( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel of Thomas by Stevan L Davies( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features an information resource on the Gospels of Thomas, as well as a hypertext version of "The Gospel of Thomas" from the "Scholars' Translation" by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer. Posts a Thomas FAQ and a collection of links to other translations, related essays, synoptic parallels, apocryphal gospels and acts, the Historical Jesus home page, and the Gnosis Archive. Highlights the icons of Saint Thomas, the "Gospel of Thomas and Gnosticism," and related religious portraits
The infancy Gospels of Jesus : apocryphal tales from the childhoods of Mary and Jesus--annotated & explained( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Testament : an analytical approach by Stevan L Davies( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the analytical or "critical" study of the New Testament includes exercises and an introduction to the Gospel of Thomas
The social world of the Apocryphal Acts by Stevan L Davies( )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit possession and the origins of Christianity by Stevan L Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miniature paintings of Mongolian buddhism : Tsaklis, Thangkas and Burhany Zurags by Stevan Davies( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, Tertullian and the "Acts of Paul" by Stevan L Davies( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evangelie ot Fomy( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Gospel of Thomas annotated and explained by Gospel of Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jesus the healer : possession, trance, and the origins of Christianity
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The Gospel of Thomas and Christian wisdomGospel of Thomas annotated & explainedNew Testament fundamentalsThe secret book of John : the Gnostic Gospel annotated & explainedThe Gospel of ThomasThe infancy Gospels of Jesus : apocryphal tales from the childhoods of Mary and Jesus--annotated & explained
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Davies, Stevan 1948-

Davies, Stevan L.

Davies, Stevan Lawrence 1948-

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