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Death and Resurrection in Miracles
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The miracles performed through the intercession of the saints, both during their lives and after their deaths, were a form of imitatio Christi wherein they showed spiritual prowess by leading a life or engaging in an action similar to those of Jesus as they appear in the Gospels. The miracles performed by the saints, living or dead, often echoed the miracles of Jesus. Medieval miracle collections commonly contain stories of healings of leprosy, blindness, lameness, and demonic possession (see also Illness Miracles). Another miracle of Jesus that was repeated by the saints in…

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Leigh Ann Craig, “Death and Resurrection in Miracles”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_00254>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023

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