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    How Jesus Became God (Hardback) By (author) Bart D. Ehrman

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    DescriptionIn 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 God will engage anyone interested in the historical developments that led to the affirmation at the heart of Christianity: Jesus was, and is, God.


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    Title
    How Jesus Became God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bart D. Ehrman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061778186
    ISBN 10: 0061778184
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRCA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    DC22: 232
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T Approval Code: A13550000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL006630, REL067040
    Abridged Dewey: 232
    B&T Approval Code: A13603200
    BISAC V2.8: REL006710
    B&T Approval Code: A13505037
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 232
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BT304.9 .E37 2014
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, QRAX
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperOne
    Publication date
    08 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Bart Ehrman has made a career of zeroing in on some of the most difficult questions at the intersection of faith and history."--Boston Globe