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Title: Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism
Author: Stuckenbruck, Loren T
Additional Authors or Contributors: Wendy North
Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2004
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780567083630
Volumes: 1; Pages: 280
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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.
Pt. I Monotheism and the religious world of the new testament
Jewish and Christian monotheism in the Herodian age
'Angels' and 'God': exploring the limits of early Jewish monotheism
Alexander the Great's worship of the high priest
Pt. II Monotheism and the new testament
Was Jesus a monotheist? A contribution to the discussion of Christian monotheism
YHWH texts and monotheism in Paul's Christology
'The Lord is one': reflections on the theme of unity in John's Gospel from a Jewish perspective
Monotheism and the Gospel of John: Jesus, Moses, and the law
Monotheism and Christology in Hebrews 1
Jesus and worship, God and sacrifice
Pt. III Asking questions
The origin of 'monotheism'
How appropriate is 'monotheism' as a category for biblical interpretation?
Early Jewish and Christian monotheism: a select bibliography
Index of references
Index of authors