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Published: 01 September 2012

304 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780199933655

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The Son of God in the Roman World

Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Michael Peppard

  • Reassesses a foundational concept of Christian theology
  • Invites scholars of the New Testament and early Christianity to re-examine their assumptions about divine sonship
  • Engages the most current international scholarship in Roman history
  • Draws from a very diverse range of ancient sources besides the Bible: imperial panegyric, legal documents, coins, inscriptions, papyrus contracts, rabbinic literature, early Christian homilies, and liturgical manuals