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Jesus : Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium

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This controversial new book argues that Jesus, like many of his later followers, proclaimed that God was soon to intervene in human affairs and bring all of history to a screeching halt. Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament Gospels and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter, Ehrman shows why Jesus should be understood as an apocalyptic prophet who anticipated the destruction of evil, the end of the age, and beginning of a new world - not 2000 years after his lifetime, but in less than 30.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 019512474X
  • 9780195124743
  • 131,101

About Bart D. Ehrman

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.show more

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this is a very readable book ... Ehrman ... does succeed in drawing attention to important points that are often overlooked. * Bishop Paul Richardson, The Church of England Newspaper, Aug. 18th 2000. * this is a stimulating and worthwhile book that will not always convince but should serve to convey the excitement of New Testament studies to all to read it. * Bishop Paul Richardson, The Church of England Newspaper, Aug. 18th 2000. *show more

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