How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation Of A Jewish Preacher From Galilee

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How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation Of A Jewish Preacher From Galilee

by Bart D Ehrman

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | March 17, 2014 | Hardcover

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In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things.

Ehrman sketches Jesus''s transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. Only when some of Jesus''s followers had visions of him after his death-alive again-did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God. And what they meant by that was not at all what people mean today.

As a historian-not a believer-Ehrman answers the questions: How did this transformation of Jesus occur? How did he move from being a Jewish prophet to being God? The dramatic shifts throughout history reveal not only why Jesus''s followers began to claim he was God, but also how they came to understand this claim in so many different ways.

Written for secular historians of religion and believers alike,How Jesus Became Godwill engage anyone interested in the historical developments that led to the affirmation at the heart of Christianity: Jesus was, and is, God.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.5 × 6.63 × 1.36 in

Published: March 17, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061778184

ISBN - 13: 9780061778186

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation Of A Jewish Preacher From Galilee

by Bart D Ehrman

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.5 × 6.63 × 1.36 in

Published: March 17, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061778184

ISBN - 13: 9780061778186

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In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things.

Ehrman sketches Jesus''s transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. Only when some of Jesus''s followers had visions of him after his death-alive again-did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God. And what they meant by that was not at all what people mean today.

As a historian-not a believer-Ehrman answers the questions: How did this transformation of Jesus occur? How did he move from being a Jewish prophet to being God? The dramatic shifts throughout history reveal not only why Jesus''s followers began to claim he was God, but also how they came to understand this claim in so many different ways.

Written for secular historians of religion and believers alike,How Jesus Became Godwill engage anyone interested in the historical developments that led to the affirmation at the heart of Christianity: Jesus was, and is, God.

About the Author

Bart D. Ehrman is one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today. A master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, his work continues to drive debate among supporters and detractors alike. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is the author of more than twenty books, including theNew York TimesbestsellingMisquoting Jesus;God''s Problem;Jesus, Interrupted; andForged. Ehrman has appeared onDateline NBC,The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, the History Channel, and top NPR programs, and he has been featured inTime, theNew York Times,The New Yorker,The Washington Post, and more.

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HOW JESUS BECAME GOD makes the most astonishing and complex topic in the history of Christianity accessible to every reader, and offers a clear and balanced discussion of how various Christians-and non- Christians-see Jesus. (Elaine Pagels, professor of religion at Princeton University and author of The Gnostic Gospels)
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