Wednesday, 1 May 2013

One God the Father, a compendium of essays



One God, the Father (Ed. T. Gaston, sponsored by the Christadelphian EJournal of Biblical Interpretation (www.christadelphian-ejbi.org), and published January 2013, 310 pages, £8.99)


Synopsis
One God, the Father is a compendium of essays about Biblical Monotheism. It explores the continuity of monotheism from the Old Testament presentation of God through to the Synoptic Gospels, the writings of Paul and John. It traces the development of Christian ideas about God from the original, biblical, monotheism to the emergence of the doctrine of the triune God, a doctrine that has dominated Christian thought ever since. It describes thinkers and communities, both historical and contemporary, who have held to Biblical Monotheism, often in the face of significant opposition. It also explores the implications of Biblical Monotheism for Christian doctrine and practice.

Essays and contributors are:

PART ONE: THE BIBLE
One God: The Shema in the Old and New Testament (J. Adey)
Jewish Monotheism in the First Century (A. Perry)
Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels (P. Heavyside)
Jesus in John’s Writings (P. Wyns)
Jesus and Paul: A Summary of Pauline Christology (J. Thorpe)
The Holy Spirit (M. Allfree)

PART TWO: HISTORY
After the Apostles (T. Gaston)
The Trinity in the Fourth Century (D. Burke)
Before the Reformation: Medieval Christianity (K. Stewart)
Biblical Monotheism in the Radical Reformation (J. Andrews)
Antitrinitarian Textual Criticism in Early Modern Europe (S. Snobelen)
Biblical Monotheism in the Nineteenth Century (A. Wilson)
Biblical Monotheism Today (R. Hyndman)

PART THREE: DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE
Manifestation or Incarnation? (A. Perry)
Monotheism and the Atonement (R. Benson)
Worship, Prayer and Jesus (M. Morris)