Early Christian and Jewish Monotheism

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Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Wendy E. Sproston North
A&C Black, May 27, 2004 - Religion - 264 pages
Early Christology must focus not simply on "historical" but also on 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 is to be questioned in favor 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 Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series>
 

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Contents

WILLIAM HoRBURY University of Cambridge
16
LORENT STUCKENBRUCK University of Durham
45
CRISPIN H T FLETCHERLOUIS University of Nottingham
71
G DUNN University of Durham
104
DAVID B CAPES Houston Baptist University Texas
120
T R HAYWARD University of Durham
138
WENDY E S NORTH University of Durham
155
RICHARD BAUCKHAM University of St Andrews
167
J LIONELNORTH University of Durham
186
NATHAN MACDONALD University of St Andrews
204
R W L MOBERLY University of Durham
216
JAMES F MCGRATH Butler University Indianapolis
235
Index of References
243
Index of Authors
259
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Loren T. Stuckenbruck is B.F. Wescott Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Durham and is co-editor of the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha. Dr. Wendy North, formerly of Hull University, is a New Testament scholar.