The Jewish Roots of Christological Monotheism: Papers from the St. Andrews Conference on the Historical Origins of the Worship of Jesus

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Carey C. Newman, James R. Davila, Gladys S. Lewis
BRILL, 1999 - 373 Seiten
Although there are many studies of second Temple Judaism (in general) and of Christianity's relationship with Judaism (in particular), there has not been a sustained and comprehensive investigation of the way in which Christ-devotion in the first two centuries of the common era represents a manifestation of Jewish monotheism. This volume fills this gap in four distinctive ways: (1) by re-examining the theological force of "monotheism" during the Second Temple period; (2) by retracing the historical steps of Christianity's adaptation / mutation / re-definition of Jewish monotheism; (3) by exploring and debating the influence of non-Jewish traditions on this process; and (4) by mapping the ways in which Christianity's unique appropriation of Jewish monotheism helps explain the intriguing relationships among emerging Christian, Jewish and Gnostic communities. In particular, the eighteen essays demonstrate how the creation mythic of narratives, the revelatory power of mystical experiences, and the sociology of community formation capitalized on the Jewish meditoral tradition to encourage and legitimate the Christian praxis of Christ-devotion.
 

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Introductory
3
Concepts of Jewish Monotheism in the Hellenistic Period
23
The Throne of God and the Worship of Jesus
43
Worship and Monotheism in the Ascension of Isaiah
70
The High Priest and the Worship of Jesus
93
The Worship of Divine Humanity as Gods Image and
112
110 Melchizedek and the Epistle
129
The Worship of Jesus
148
Identification with the Savior in Coptic Texts from
166
The Binitarian Shape of Early Christian Worship
187
Monotheism Worship and Christological Developments
214
The Worship of Jesus and the Imperial Cult
234
Pauls Soma Pneumatikon and the Worship of Jesus
258
Singing Hymns to Christ as to a God Cf Pliny
277
Imitatio Christi and the Early Worship of Jesus
293
Index of Modern Authors
343

The Grammar of Exorcism in the Ancient Mediterranean
156

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Carey C. Newman, Ph.D. (1989) in Philosophy of Religion, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, is Director of the Institute for the Study of Christian Origins and Editor, Academic Books, Westminster John Knox Press. His publications include "Jesus and the Restoration of Israel: A Critical Assessment with Responses of N. T. Wright s Jesus and the Victory of God" (IVP, 1999) and "Paul's Glory-Christology: Tradition and Rhetoric" (Brill, 1992). James R. Davila, Ph.D. (1988) Harvard University, is a Lecturer in Early Jewish Studies at the Divinity School of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. His dissertation, an edition of unpublished biblical scrolls from Qumran, has been published in revised form in volume 12 of the Discoveries in the Judean Desert series (Oxford: Clarendon, 1994). Gladys S. Lewis, Ph.D. (1991) Oklahoma State University, is Associate Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Central Oklahoma. Her latest book is "Message, Messenger, and Response: Puritan Forms and Cultural Reformation in Harriet Beecher Stowe's UNCLE TOM'S CABIN" (University Press of America,1994).

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