Chapter 15 Student Reading Guide

Jesus, the Apocalyptic Prophet

1.      What is the “historical problem” associated with miracles?

2.      Why do some historians maintain that miracles cannot be demonstrated using the canons of historical knowledge?

3.      In what way did the ancient people of the Greco-Roman world understand the concept of cause and effect? How would their way of framing things change how they may have viewed “spectacular,” or miraculous, occurrences?