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How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus' Divine Nature—A Response to Bart D. Ehrman

Michael F. Bird | Craig A. Evans | Simon Gathercole | Charles E. Hill | Chris Tilling
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In his recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher From Galilee historian Bart Ehrman explores a claim that resides at th... Read More

In his recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher From Galilee historian Bart Ehrman explores a claim that resides at the heart of the Christian faith— that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. According to Ehrman, though, this is not what the earliest disciples believed, nor what Jesus claimed about himself. 

The first response book to this latest challenge to Christianity from Ehrman, How God Became Jesus features the work of five internationally recognized biblical scholars. While subjecting his claims to critical scrutiny, they offer a better, historically informed account of why the Galilean preacher from Nazareth came to be hailed as “the Lord Jesus Christ.” Namely, they contend, the exalted place of Jesus in belief and worship is clearly evident in the earliest Christian sources, shortly following his death, and was not simply the invention of the church centuries later.

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  • Contributor(s)Michael F. Bird , Craig A. Evans , Simon Gathercole , Charles E. Hill , Chris Tilling
  • About the Contributor(s) Michael F. Bird is Academic Dean and lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Jesus...

    Michael F. Bird is Academic Dean and lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission, The Saving Righteousness of God, Evangelical Theology, Romans (Story of God Bible Commentary Series), The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus, and editor of The Apostle Paul: Four Views. He also runs a popular theological studies blog called “Euangelion” and can be followed on twitter @mbird12. 



    Craig A. Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor  of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University, and author of several books, including Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels (IVP Books, 2006).



    Simon Gathercole is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, UK, and author of several books, including The Pre-existent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark and Luke (Eerdmans, 2006).



    Charles E. Hill (PhD, Cambridge) is John R. Richardson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and author of several books, including Who Chose the Gospels?: Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy (Oxford, 2010).

     

     



    Chris Tilling is tutor in New Testament Studies at St. Mellitus College in London and author of Paul's Divine Christology (Mohr Siebeck, 2012).

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  • ISBN-139780310519591
  • Publish Date03/25/2014
  • PublisherZondervan Academic
  • Format Softcover
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Weight (lbs)0.5 lb
  • Case Weight (lbs)22.02 lb
  • Dimensions 8.38(h) x 5.5(w) x 0.63(d) inches
  • Pages240
  • Price $13.29

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