James D. G. Dunn on Adamic Christology in Philippians 2:6-11

James D. G. Dunn on Adamic Christology in Philippians 2:6-11 August 12, 2011

The possibility of a comparison between Jesus and Adam in Philippians 2:6-11 has been one of the major talking points in discussions of Pauline Christology over the past three decades. Since at least one major proponent of mythicism somehow managed to miss this entirely while allegedly doing research into early Christianity, I am sharing links to some of the many previews of works by Dunn or other participants in the discussion which can be found on Google Books, for the benefit of those participating in the discussion. Whether they will be willing to read them now, when apparently they were unwilling to up until now, remains to be seen.

Be that as it may, I suspect that these links will be found useful and interesting by some readers. And so here are some of the many relevant sources available in online preview:

Dunn, Christology in the Making

Dunn, Theology of Paul the Apostle

Dunn, The Christ and the Spirit

Where Christology Began

Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives

Works by scholars who disagree with Dunn in whole or in part can also be found on Google books – such as Larry Hurtado, Stephen Fowl, Walter Hansen and N. T. Wright. And my own views on this passage, Paul’s Christology and the broader development of early Christian thought about Jesus and God have been published in John’s Apologetic Christology and The Only True God.

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