Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium by Bart D. EhrmanJesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium by Bart D. Ehrman

Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium

byBart D. Ehrman

Paperback | March 15, 2001

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In this highly accessible discussion, Bart Ehrman examines the most recent textual and archaeological sources for the life of Jesus, along with the history of first-century Palestine, drawing a fascinating portrait of the man and his teachings. Ehrman shows us what historians have long known about the Gospels and the man who stands behind them. Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament (and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter), Ehrman proposes that Jesus can be bestunderstood as an apocalyptic prophet--a man convinced that the world would end dramatically within the lifetime of his apostles and that a new kingdom would be created on earth. According to Ehrman, Jesus' belief in a coming apocalypse and his expectation of an utter reversal in the world's socialorganization not only underscores the radicalism of his teachings but also sheds light on both the appeal of his message to society's outcasts and the threat he posed to Jerusalem's established leadership.
Bart D. Ehrman is Bowman and Gordon Gray Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of many books, including The New Testament: A Historical Introduction and The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture.
Title:Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New MillenniumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.12 × 7.72 × 0.71 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

preface1. The End of History as We Know It2. Who was Jesus? Why It's So Hard to Know3. How Did the Gospels Get to Be This Way?4. Looking about a Bit: Non-Christian Sources for the Historical Jesus5. Looking about a Bit More: Other Christian Sources for the Historical Jesus6. Moving on to the Past: How Can We Reconstruct the Life of Jesus?7. Finding a Fit: Jesus in Context8. Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet9. The Apocalyptic Teachings of Jesus10. A Place for Everything: Jesus' Other Teachings in Their Apocalyptic Context11. Not in Word Only: The Associates, Deeds, and Controversies of Jesus in Apocalyptic Context12. The Last Days of Jesus13. From Apocalyptic Prophet to Lord of All: The Afterlife of Jesus14. Jesus as the Prophet of the New Millennium: Then and Nownotesbibliographyindex

Editorial Reviews

"[Ehrman's] warm, inviting prose style and his easy-to-read historical and critical overviews make this the single best introduction to the study of the historical Jesus."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)