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Early Jewish and Christian Monothei

Early Christianity in Context S.


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Early Christology must focus on not simply 'historical' but also theological ideas found in contemporary Jewish thought and practice. In this book, a range of distinguished contributors considers the context and formation of early Jewish and Christian devotion to God alone - the emergence of 'monotheism'. The idea of monotheism is critically examined from various perspectives, including the history of ideas, Graeco-Roman religions, early Jewish mediator figures, scripture exegesis, and the history of its use as a theological category. The studies explore different ways of conceiving of early Christian monotheism today, asking whether monotheism is a conceptually useful category, whether it may be applied cautiously and with qualifications, or whether it should be seen as questionable in favour of different approaches to understanding the origins of Jewish and Christian beliefs and worship. This is volume 1 in the Early Christianity in Context series and volume 263 in the JSNTS

Review International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51, 2004/05 '...this rich collection of essays is not just important for New Testament exegesis and theoology but also offers a lot of impulses for systematic theology.' Volume 116, Number 3--Sanford Lakoff "Expository Times "

Abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Monotheism and the Religious World of the New Testament
Jewish and Christian Monotheism in the Herodian Agep. 16
'Angels' and 'God': Exploring the Limits of Early Jewish Monotheismp. 45
Alexander the Great's Worship of the High Priestp. 71
Monotheism and the New Testament
Was Jesus a Monotheist? A Contribution to the Discussion of Christian Monotheismp. 104
YHWH Texts and Monotheism in Paul's Christologyp. 120
'The Lord is One': Reflections on the Theme of Unity in John's Gospel from a Jewish Perspectivep. 138
Monotheism and the Gospel of John: Jesus, Moses, and the Lawp. 155
Monotheism and Christology in Hebrews 1p. 167
Jesus and Worship, God and Sacrificep. 186
Asking Questions
The Origin of 'Monotheism'p. 204
How Appropriate is 'Monotheism' as a Category for Biblical Interpretation?p. 216
Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism: A Select Bibliographyp. 235
Index of Referencesp. 243
Index of Authorsp. 259
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ISBN: 9780567082930
ISBN-10: 0567082938
Series: Early Christianity in Context S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1