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Was Jesus Mad, Bad or God?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284597
eISBN:
9780191603778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284598.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In this chapter, C.S. Lewis’ famous trilemma argument in favor of the divinity of Christ (Jesus was either mad, bad, or God) is developed, and a version of it is defended. The crux of the argument is ... More


Grace as the Sharing of Divine Communion in Cyril's Early Writings

Donald Fairbairn

in Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter deals with Cyril of Alexandria's writings prior to the Nestorian controversy and asserts that Cyril sees salvation as God's action through the incarnation to rescue humanity from a ... More


Conclusion

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book has shown how Alexander the Great framed his life after the venerable precedents of Greek Myth, which were often, at the same time, his family traditions. Emulating Dionysus, Perseus, ... More


The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Michael Peppard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book re‐imagines the meaning of divine sonship in its Roman social and political context. It first critiques the conceptual framework within which the term “son of God” has usually been ... More


Divinity and Divine Sonship in the Roman World

Michael Peppard

in The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 2 engages scholarship on divinity in Roman religion, with special attention to significant studies of emperor worship. Recent work in Roman history and religious studies has critiqued ... More


Begotten and Adopted Sons of God—Before and After Nicea

Michael Peppard

in The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 5 synthesizes a broad range of texts in order to show the shifting relationship between begotten and adoptive metaphors during the first four centuries of Christianity. These texts show how ... More


Adoption, Salvation, and the Life of Unity

Peter Widdicombe

in The Fatherhood of God from Origen to Athanasius

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242481
eISBN:
9780191697111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242481.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the concept of sonship in Athanasius' soteriology. As Son of God by nature who becomes Son of Man, and bestows upon us the Holy Spirit, the Son enables us to become sons of the ... More


From Alexander to Jesus

Ory Amitay

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Scholars have long recognized the relevance to Christianity of the many stories surrounding the life of Alexander the Great, who claimed to be the son of Zeus. But until now, no comprehensive effort ... More


Son of Man, Son of God

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The myth of Herakles had long been connected with the river Istros in Danube. Alexander the Great's crossing of the Hellespont and the visit to Ilion are pregnant with symbolism. On the eve of the ... More


Symbiosis

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter deals with a series of incidents and stories, which testify to the special connections between Alexander the Great and Herakles. These include some crucial historical events as well as ... More


Alexander and Jesus

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Alexander the Great and Jesus Christ are diametrically opposed. One lived a life of violence, the other shed his own blood for the sake of humanity. One was an agonistic and egotistic leader of men, ... More


Qur’ānic Denials of Sonship, Human-Divinity, and the Trinity

Mun’im Sirry

in Scriptural Polemics: The Qur'an and Other Religions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199359363
eISBN:
9780199359387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359363.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter addresses theological contestations by focusing on three difficult issues, namely the questions of divine sonship, the divine nature of Jesus, and the Trinity. It shows that Muslim ... More


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