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The Son of God in the Roman world : divine sonship in its social and political context

Author: Michael Peppard
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines the social and political meaning of divine sonship in the Roman Empire. He analyzes the conceptual framework within which the term ''son of God'' has traditionally been considered in biblical scholarship. Then, through engagement with recent scholarship in Roman history, he offers new ways of interpreting the Christian theological metaphors of ''begotten''and ''adoptive'' sonship. He focuses on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Son of Man; Jesus Christ.; Son of man (Personal Name)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Peppard
ISBN: 9780199753703 0199753709 9780199933655 0199933650
OCLC Number: 693810866
Description: xii, 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Divine sonship before Nicea : biblical scholarship on "Son of God" --
Divinity and divine sonship in the Roman world --
Begotten or made? Adopted sons in Roman society and imperial ideology --
Rethinking divine sonship in the Gospel of Mark --
Begotten and adopted sons of God : before and after Nicea.
Responsibility: Michael Peppard.

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Michael Peppard examines the social and political meaning of divine sonship in ancient Rome.  Read more...

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Fine debut monograph...This is an admirable and enjoyable monograph: thoroughly scholarly, full of ideas, carefully argued, and beautifully written. * Journal of Theological Studies *

 
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