In a polite society, for two people to get to know each other in a meaningful way, names must be exchanged. These same two people then intuitively associate particular qualities of the other individual with the name of that person. In human/divine relationship, it is not enough for God to know our names; we must know God’s name. David Norris presents a historic, scriptural, and scholarly understanding of the Oneness movement and the revelation of the fullness of the Godhead in Jesus Christ.
Textbook Description: I AM: A Oneness Pentecostal Theology by David S. Norris
The author engages hundreds of academic works to construct a particular kind of argument. Rejecting a triumphalistic reading of church history, he argues that the first-century church had a very specific christological confession, one very different from what the church later came to believe. Combining theological, biblical, and historical methods, Norris works to demonstrate that this christological understanding is biblical, historical, and logical.