How Jesus became God – Ehrman vs Gathercole

Epigraph:

Indeed they are disbelievers who say, ‘Surely, Allah is none but the Messiah, son of Mary,’ whereas the Messiah himself said, ‘O children of Israel, worship Allah Who is my Lord and your Lord.’ Surely, whoso associates partners with Allah, him has Allah forbidden Heaven, and the Fire will be his resort. And the wrongdoers shall have no helpers. (Al Quran 5:73)

Interfaith Voices is the nation’s leading public radio show about faith, ethics and spirituality. Maureen Fiedler is the host and creator of Interfaith Voices, who interviews Bart live on the air at WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, DC on March 20th, 2014. She titles the radio program, “The Debate over the Divinity of Jesus” while referencing Bart’s book “How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.”

During the show, Ehrman sketches Jesus’s transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. He explains how 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. 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:

Additional Reading

God of Islam: God of Nature and the Creator of our Universe

How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee

Understanding the Nature of Jesus is Always a Heresy

Christianity: A Journey From Facts to Fiction | PDF

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