Desiring divinity : self-deification in early Jewish and Christian mythmaking / M. David Litwa
- Litwa, M. David
- New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Self-deifying Rebel -- 1."I Am a God." The Primal Human as Primeval Self-deifier -- 2."I Will Be Like the Most High!" The Self-deification of Helel -- 3."I Am God and There is No Other!" The Boast of Yaldabaoth -- pt. II The Self-deifying Hero -- 4."I and the Father Are One." The Self-deification of Jesus in John -- 5."I and You Are One." Simon of Samaria as Hero and Heretic -- 6."I Became Divine." Allogenes and Gnostic Self-deification.
- Perhaps no declaration incites more outrage than a human's claim to be God. Those who make this claim in ancient Jewish and Christian mythology are typically either demonized or deified. This work examines this topic.
- 9780190467180 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Previously issued in print: 2016.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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