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

Edited by Carey C. Newman, James R. Davila and Gladys S. Lewis

The Jewish Roots of Christological Monotheism
Paperback, 385 pages $39.95
Published: 15th July 2017
ISBN: 9781481307970
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All Theology, Church History, New Testament

Second Temple Judaism exerted a profound and shaping influence upon early Christianity. The Jewish Roots of Christological Monotheism documents this influence by exploring the ways in which the Christian praxis of Christ-devotion in the first two centuries of the Common Era can be understood as a manifestation of Jewish monotheism. 

The volume approaches this phenomenon along four distinctive lines of inquiry: (1) reexamining (and problematizing) the theological force of monotheism during the Second Temple period; (2) retracing the historical steps of Christianity’s adaptation, mutation, and/or redefinition of Jewish monotheism; (3) exploring and debating the influence of non-Jewish traditions on this process; and (4) mapping how Christianity’s unique appropriation of Jewish monotheism helps explain the intriguing relationships among emerging Christian, Jewish, and gnostic communities. 

Eighteen chapters, each from an expert in the study of early Judaism and Christianity, comprise the volume. The chapters collectively demonstrate how the creation of new mythic narratives, the revelatory power of mystical experiences, and the sociology of community formation capitalized on Jewish mediator traditions to initiate the praxis of Christ-devotion.

Carey C. Newman is Director of Baylor University Press and a faculty member of the Graduate School at Baylor University.

James R. Davila (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Professor of Early Jewish Studies at St Mary’s College in the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews.

Gladys S. Lewis (Ph.D., Oklahoma State University) is retired Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 385 pages
 9in x 6in

  REL006220, REL015000, REL067040
 Baylor University Press

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Messianic Exegesis - Christological Interpretation of the Old Testament in Early Christianity

The Name of God and the Angel of the Lord - Samaritan and Jewish Concepts of Intermediation and the Origin of Gnosticism

Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul’s Christology

The Other Judaisms of Late Antiquity - Second Edition

Paul’s Glory-Christology - Tradition and Rhetoric

Seek to See Him - Ascent and Vision Mysticism in the Gospel of Thomas

Trajectories through Early Christianity

Two Powers in Heaven - Early Rabbinic Reports about Christianity and Gnosticism

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