The Jesus Blog is very pleased to bring you another opportunity to win a free book from Baylor University Press. This time we're giving away a copy of the late Alan Segal's classic Two Powers in Heaven, a seminal contribution to understanding the development of early Christology. From the BUP website:
"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."
Perhaps we could get Jared Calaway, Segal's final PhD student at Columbia, to share a few words in the comments on the significance of Segal and what it was like being his student.
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