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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WILLIAM HoRBURY University of Cambridge
LORENT STUCKENBRUCK University of Durham
CRISPIN H T FLETCHERLOUIS University of Nottingham
G DUNN University of Durham
DAVID B CAPES Houston Baptist University Texas
T R HAYWARD University of Durham
WENDY E S NORTH University of Durham
RICHARD BAUCKHAM University of St Andrews
J LIONELNORTH University of Durham
NATHAN MACDONALD University of St Andrews
R W L MOBERLY University of Durham
JAMES F MCGRATH Butler University Indianapolis
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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.