Reviewing Dunn’s Book, “Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?

James D.G. Dunn authored the important and accessible book, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?: The New Testament Evidence (WJK, 2010, 176 pp., paperback). He is a leading New Testament scholar and generally regarded as the world’s foremost authority on Christology. That's mostly due to his more dense book, Christology in the Making (1980/1996). Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? is a rather provocative book for a moderately-conservative, evangelical scholar of Dunn’s stature. … [Read more...]

Is Jesus Divine Because He Was Worshipped?

Christian worship has been very important to the question of whether or not Jesus is God. The New Testament (NT) records certain instances in which Jesus was “worshipped.” Christians generally have regarded these as evidence that those practitioners believed Jesus was God, since only God should be worshipped. But what does “worship” mean? The most prominent word in the Greek NT which usually is translated “worship” is proskuneo. It and its cognates occur sixty-one times in the … [Read more...]


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