From the Back Cover
In this fascinating book James D.G. Dunn explores the nature of the religious experiences that were at the forefront of emerging Christianity. Dunn first looks at the religious experience of Jesus, focusing especially on his experience of God in terms of his sense of sonship and his consciousness of the Spirit. He also considers the question of whether Jesus was a charismatic.
About the Author
James Dunn(Ph.D., Cambridge) was for many years theLightfoot Professor of Divinityin the Department of Theology at theUniversity of Durham. Since his retirement he has been made Emeritus Lightfoot Professor. He is a leadingBritishNew Testamentscholar, broadly in theProtestanttradition. Dunn is especially associated with theNew Perspective on Paul, a phrase which he is credited with coining during his 1982 Manson Memorial Lecture.
His books includeDid the First Christians Worship Jesus?(2010), The New Perspective On Paul(2007), A New Perspective On Jesus: What The Quest For The Historical Jesus Missed(2005), The Theology of Paul the Apostle(1998), The Acts of the Apostles(1996), andThe Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon(1996). In 2005, afestschrift dedicated to Dunn was published, entitledThe Holy Spirit and Christian origins: essays in honor of James D. G. Dunn, comprising articles by 27 New Testament scholars, examiningearly Christiancommunities and their beliefs about the Holy Spirit.