Review Essay: “Did the First Christians Worship Jesus”
I’ve written a commissioned review of J.D.G. Dunn, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus, which is to appear in due course in Journal of Theological Studies. I sent him the JTS review and he and I have had several email exchanges since then, which I found very stimulating.
As the subject of this book is central to my interests, I have also written a larger review-essay on the book, which I’ve posted on the “Essays, etc” page of this site. The exchanges between Dunn and me were helpful in prodding me to a fuller engagement with his book. Based on Dunn’s responses, I believe that I’ve represented his views accurately. I can’t say, however, that I’ve persuaded him in my criticisms!