The Process of Jesus’ Deification and Cognitive Dissonance Theory

@article{BermejoRubio2017ThePO,
  title={The Process of Jesus’ Deification and Cognitive Dissonance Theory},
  author={Fernando Bermejo-Rubio},
  journal={Numen},
  year={2017},
  volume={64},
  pages={119-152}
}
The starting point of this article is the paradox that the first-century Jew, Jesus the Galilean, came to be considered divine by a sect belonging to a religion which is often deemed to be monotheistic, to the extent that many scholars refer to this phenomenon as “striking” and “puzzling.” Although a complete survey of the cultural and religious (Jewish, Greco-Roman) contexts in which the sect of the Nazoreans — the original core group from which Christianity grew — developed its beliefs and… 
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