6174Re: Early christian history
- Apr 5, 1999Jeanie asked:
> I have a question - was it common around the time of Jesus to name aIt depends what you mean. I would say naming was mixed. Rabbinical schools
> particular school of thought after it's teacher?
(i.e. legal theories) were just getting started in Jesus' day and these
eventually became known as 'school of Hillel' or of Shamash etc., i.e.,
founders. Pagan mystery initiates were labeled with the deity name. Early
Christians said "I am of Paul" or "I am of Apollos." The Jewish religious
denominations or sects I can think of were never named after a founder.
Adepts of Greek philosophical schools often had teachers' names
attached.Groups of all kinds seemed to have nicknames or several forms of
Could you please list some
> examples of this? Also could you list the various schools of thoughtabout
> Jesus' divinity (such as adoptionism) with a brief definition and whichones
> modern scholars believe the original Apostles to be in? I think it wouldbe
> helpful in clearing up what "Christianity" actually means.Ye old debate. Others are better qualified to answer. My own view is that
Son of God theology came as a revival of old pre-Exilic Hebrew-Canaanite
beliefs which were expurgated from tanakh but survived in pop religion and
lore. Few scholars seem to share this approach however.
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