This book is a greatly revised and expanded edition of Richard Bauckham's acclaimed God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament (1999), which helped redirect scholarly discussion of early Christology.
The basic thesis of this book, outlined in the first chapter, is that the worship of Jesus as God was seen by the early Christians as compatible with their Jewish monotheism. Jesus was thought to participate in the divine identity of the one God of Israel. The following chapters provide more detailed support for, and an expansion of, this basic thesis. Readers will find here not only the full text of Bauckham's classic book God Crucified but also other groundbreaking essays, some of which have never been published previously.
Richard Bauckham is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and Senior Scholar at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. Among his other books are Gospel Women and Jesus and the Eyewitnesses (Eerdmans).