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Desiring divinity : self-deification in early Jewish and Christian mythmaking

Author: M David Litwa
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press USA, 2016.
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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. Yet the line separating demonization from deification is dangerously thin, and drawn by the unsteady hand of human values. Desiring Divinity tells the stories of six self-deifiers in their historical, social, and ideological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Litwa, M. David.
Desiring divinity.
New York : Oxford University Press USA, 2016
(DLC) 2015051032
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M David Litwa
ISBN: 9780190467180 0190467185 9780190467173 0190467177
OCLC Number: 948338027
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Types of self-deification mythology --
The self-deifying rebel --
I am a god, the primal human as primeval self-deifier --
I will be like the most high! the self-deification of Helel --
I am God and there is no other! the boast of Yaldabaoth --
The self-deifying hero --
I and the Father are one, the self-deification of Jesus in John --
I and you are one, Simon of Samaria as hero and heretic --
I became divine, Allogenes and gnostic self-deification --
The many myths of self-deification.
Responsibility: M. David Litwa.

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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.  Read more...
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