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By James D. G. Dunn

To solution the name query successfully calls for greater than the mentioning of some texts; we needs to first recognize that find out how to the answer's tougher than apparently and realize that the reply can be much less elementary than many would favor. the writer increases a few interesting but vexing questions: what's worship? Is the truth that worship is accessible to God (or a god) what defines him (or her) as "G/god?" What does the act of worship really contain? The conviction that God exalted Jesus to his correct hand evidently is valuable to Christian reputation of the divine prestige of Jesus. yet what did that suggest for the 1st Christians as they sought to reconcile God's prestige and that of the human Jesus? might be the worship of Jesus used to be now not an alternative to worship of God yet one other way of worshiping God. The questions are hard yet readers are ably guided by means of James Dunn, one of many world's most sensible New testomony scholars.

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