"This is an impressive book. [Theissen] makes use of form criticism, structural analysis, sociological analysis, and history of religious studies to probe the miracle stories in the synoptic gospels, and he offers fresh perspectives on them.... It charts a new course, and all further work on the miracles stories will have to contend with it."
Arland Hultgren, Asher O. and Carrie Nasby Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary
"Theissen is a pioneer who casts his net wide.... Those who preach on the miracle stories can gain a great deal from Theissen's analysis, yet another excellent contribution to the social-scientific study of religion from a talented scholar."
Anglican Theological Review
"The exegete who has been toiling closely on the texts of the synoptic miracle stories will find that this book provides a helpful perspective on the larger hermeneutical issues from the vantage point of structuralism."
David Tiede, Bernard M. Christiansen Chair in Religion, Augsburg College
"[This] study is sophisticated, informative, and methodologically progressive. It will be indispensable for further research on the synoptic miracle stories...."
Journal of the American Academy of Religion