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Appreciation and Critique: Engaging with Others on early Jesus-Devotion

February 10, 2018

I have now uploaded to this site a pre-publication version of what became the Epilogue to the 3rd edition of my book, One God, One Lord:  Early Christian Devotion and Ancient Jewish Monotheism (London:  Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015).  The upload is under the “Selected Essays” tab here.

In the essay, I sketch some of the circumstances and influences that helped to shape my early investigations into the origins of Jesus-devotion.  These include Bousset, Hengel, Bauckham, Segal and others.  But the bulk of the essay (“Ongoing Debate”) is an engagement with many scholars who contributed to the discussion subsequently to the 2nd edition of the book (1988).  These include Adela Yarbro Collins, Crispin Fletcher-Louis, Paula Fredriksen, Bauckham, N.T. Wright, Maurice Casey, James McGrath, J.D.G. Dunn, Chris Tilling, Andrew Chester, Christopher Kaiser, and others.

This version also has a few updates, however, specifically references to my essay in the volume honoring Richard Bauckham, and my essay-critique of N.T. Wright’s “embodied return of YHWH” claims.

Scholars and students who want/need to cite my discussion will have to acquire or otherwise get access to the published 3rd edition of the book.  But those who simply want to check out what I’ve written can consult this pre-publication version.

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  1. Thank you Sir for this upload.I was very eager to read this part of your 3rd edition.

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