Gods and the One God (#01 in Library Of Early Christianity Series)
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How did the emerging Christian ideas about God and Jesus compare with religious concepts prevalent in the Greco-Roman world? Beginning with a discussion of Paul's encounters with other religions in the Book of Acts, Grant describes Christian opposition to idolatry, the philosophical movement toward monotheism, and the development of Christian doctrine and creeds.^
Compares early Christian beliefs about God with the religious beliefs of others in the Roman Empire and traces the development of Christian theology.
This volume in the Library of Early Christianity series explores the early Christian movement, especially as it is described in the book of Acts, and uses information about other religions being practiced during the same time period to fill in the story of religious confliect.
The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books exploring the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts in which the New Testament developed.
Grant is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, The University of Chicago.
Wayne A. Meeks is Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Moral World of the First Christians, also available from Westminster John Knox Press.