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Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity

I’m finishing up a great collection of essays in a 1999 OUP book called Pagan Monotheism in Late Antiquity. You should check it out if you’re interested in early Jewish, Christian, or Greco-Roman monotheism. Here’s the table of contents:

Introduction, Polymnia Athanassiadi and Michael Frede
Towards Monotheism, M. L. West
Monotheism and Pagan Philosophy in Later Antiquity, Michael Frede
Monotheism in the Gnostic Tradition, John Dillon
The Cult of Theos Hypsistos between Pagans, Jews, and Christians, Stephen Mitchell
The Chaldaean Oracles: Theology and Theurgy, Polymnia Athanassiadi
The Significance of the Speech of Praetextatus, Wolf Liebeschuetz