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Author Peppard, Michael.

Title The Son of God in the Roman world : divine sonship in its social and political context / Michael Peppard
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2011]
copyright 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
Summary Michael Peppard examines the social and political meaning of divine sonship in the Roman Empire. He begins by analyzing 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 - including studies of family relationships, imperial ideology, and emperor worship - he offers new ways of interpreting the Christian theological metaphors of 'begotten' and 'adoptive' sonship
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Jesus Christ -- Divinity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Son of God -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Adoption -- Rome.
Theological anthropology -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199914432 ebook