Visions of Jesus: Direct Encounters from the New Testament to Today by Phillip H. WiebeVisions of Jesus: Direct Encounters from the New Testament to Today by Phillip H. Wiebe

Visions of Jesus: Direct Encounters from the New Testament to Today

byPhillip H. Wiebe

Paperback | September 21, 1998

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Ernie Hollands, a career criminal, said Christ appeared to him in his cell in Millhaven Penitentiary. Maria Martinez saw Jesus at a busy intersection in Miami, Florida. Rose Fairs was lying in bed one morning when the Venetian blinds opened and the head of Jesus materialized before her. Werethese people only imagining a figure that seemed life-like, or is there a chance that what they saw was, in some way, real? This first critical study of contemporary visions of Jesus offers the intriguing accounts of thirty people, most of them ordinary men and women without prior or subsequent experiences of this kind, who remain mystified about their encounters. Wiebe recounts each vision in vivid detail, exploringwhy these individuals believe their visions were of Jesus, and why they typically believe them to be objective happenings, rather than hallucinations or dreams. He regards the occurrences from perspectives as diverse as biblical scholarship and parapsychology, concluding that they may well representgenuine religious experiences of a mystical character. The fascinating nature of these visions and Wiebe's thoughtful, evenhanded approach to each report add up to a book that will be provocative reading for skeptics and the faithful alike.
Phillip H. Wiebe is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Arts and Religious Studies at Trinity Western University in Canada.
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Title:Visions of Jesus: Direct Encounters from the New Testament to TodayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.91 × 5.31 × 0.71 inPublished:September 21, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Discover 30 intriguing accounts of Jesus in the modern world in this thoughtful and even-handed book from Philip H. Wiebe. Ernie Hollands, a career criminal, said Christ appeared to him in his cell and Maria Martinez saw him at a busy intersection in Miami, Florida. Were these people imagining their visions or is there a chance that what they saw was real?

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"Wiebe presents each of the 30 accounts in vivid detail, examining the often dramatic changes the apparitions brought about in the lives of mostly ordinary men and women.... Both believers and skeptics will find much food for thought in this well-researched study."--Library Journal