Sigh well Dunn and Mcrath would wouldnt they! They are teacher and pupil!! I would recommend ‘In the beginning was the Logos’ by pavio for a delightful honest analysis of the pre nicene build up. Biblically there is enough material to support the ‘orthodox’ view ….frankly because that is where it came from. GOD applied to jesus YHWH applied to Jesus, worship given to Jesus, pre existence and creativity applied to jesus. Bauckham and Hurtado are two notable scholars who provide ample evidence of this.
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