This study explores the narratives in the healing ministry of Jesus as recorded in the synoptic gospels. The majority of the healing narratives address issues that transcend physical aspects and point to Jesus' attempt to restore the whole person. This is reflected in the fact that more than half of the healing narratives deal with the marginalized of society during Jesus' time. He healed demon possessed persons, beggars, lepers, women suffering from incurable diseases, and those who were racially discriminated against by the Jews. Other healing narratives deal with the understanding of faith, the message of forgiveness, and the meaning of the Sabbath. The healing ministry of Jesus as recorded in the synoptic gospels shows Jesus' commitment to restore the whole person to God and not focus on a single dimension of healing.
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Holistic medicine - Religious aspects - Christianity; Health - Religious aspects - Christianity; Spiritual healing
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Maragh, Alvin Lloyd, "The Healing Ministry of Jesus as Recorded in the Synoptic Gospels" (2006). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 457.
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