The records of the Jesus miracles is broadly covered by the gospels according to Marcus, Matthew and Lucas – a sign that early Christianity placed great importance on these stories of miracles committed by Jesus. Interpreters of the New Testament obviously noticeably refrain from judging many stories. What can the Jesus miracles tell people today? What kind of reality is being described here? First, the light in which evangelists see the miracle stories, is to be looked at. Then, the different types and forms are to be characterised, in which the ancient Christian records of the Jesus miracles have been recorded. And finally, the question is to be explored as to what the stories of the Jesus miracles say in regards to the proclamation of Evangelism – then, but also now.
Prof. em. Dr. Eduard Lohse teaches the New Testament at the University of Göttingen.