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By Larry W. Hurtado

This can be a brief e-book, yet, like every thing written by way of Hurtado, is phenomenal. Hurtado stresses from the outset that it is very important examine the devotional practices of the early Christians due to what they show approximately Christian beliefs.

Christians observed themselves as monotheists although they have been additionally proclaiming Jesus as God. in reality, "There are essentially major selecting marks of early Christian worship, while thought of in its spiritual context: 1) Christ is reverenced as divine in addition to God, and a pair of) worship of all different gods is rejected" (p 39).

Hurtado lists six phenomena of early Christian non secular devotion which he contends amounted to a "pattern of devotion that was once unprecedented between different identified spiritual teams that pointed out themselves with the biblical/Jewish culture" (p 71). It was once a different mutation. definitely no crew pointed out with Jewish traditions referred to as upon a guy as equivalent to God the daddy as did the Christians. The identify of Jesus was once invoked as God even within the initiation ceremony of Baptism.

A good notion out and ambitious paintings of scholarship.

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