Two Powers in Heaven (Library of Early Christology) (Paperback)

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Two Powers in Heaven (Library of Early Christology) (Paperback)


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In his now classic Two Powers in Heaven, Alan Segal examines rabbinic evidence about early manifestations of the "two powers" heresy within Judaism. Segal sheds light upon the development of and relationships among early Christianity, Gnosticism, and Merkabah mysticism and demonstrates that belief in the "two powers in heaven" was widespread by the first century, and may have been a catalyst for the Jewish rejection of early Christianity. An important addition to New Testament and Gnostic scholarship by this much revered scholar, Segal's Two Powers in Heaven is made available once again for a new generation.

Alan F. Segal (1945-2011) was Professor of Religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish Studies at Barnard College.
Product Details ISBN: 9781602585492
ISBN-10: 1602585490
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2012
Pages: 339
Language: English
Series: Library of Early Christology