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Here’s a link to an important series of interviews about the meaning of Biblical monotheism. See what you think.
Well, I learned a couple of new terms, henotheism and monolotry. Can’t say that the interview shed any useful light on the term “monotheism” that I can use in teaching my Sunday School class, but it DID give me something to ruminate on, especially the author’s understanding of “elohim”.
For a lucid, insightful investigation of oneness of God in Paul–particularly 1 Cor 8:6, Gal 3:20, and Rom 3:30–I heartily recommend:
Suzanne Nicholson, *Dynamic Oneness: The Significance and Flexibility of Paul’s One-God Language* (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2010).
The monograph is an adaptation of Suzanne’s 2007 doctoral dissertation at Durham University.
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