Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? The New Testament Evidence
Christians today accept that Jesus is God and worship him as part of the Trinity. But what did the New Testament writers say about worshipping Jesus? Did they portray him as God, someone whom we should worship? Or did they see him as a great prophet like Moses or Elijah?
Here, James Dunn introduces readers to the New Testament passages key to this important topic. He argues that we find a clear sense that Jesus enables worship and that Jesus is also, in a profound way, the place and means of worship. For the first Christians, Jesus was not only the one by whom believers come to God, but also the one by whom God comes to believers.
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- Title: Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? The New Testament Evidence
- Author: James D. G. Dunn
- Publisher: SPCK
- Publication Date: 2010
- Pages: 176
About James D. G. Dunn
James D. G. Dunn is the Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham. He is the author of Romans 1–8 and Romans 9–16 from Word Biblical Commentary, The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon in The New International Greek Testament Commentary (12 Vols.), Unity and Diversity in New Testament Theology, and Christology in the Making .