Video: How Jesus Became God, by Prof. Bart Ehrman?

On the dates January 29-31, 2016, Bart D. Ehrman gave three separate lectures to attendees, a series that highlighted his book, “How Jesus Became God.” Rev. Megan Smith opened each session for the local parishioners and pastoral staff at Coral Gables Congregational Church located at 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, Florida.

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Holy Trinity, fresco by Luca Rossetti da Orta, 1738–9 (St. Gaudenzio Church at Ivrea). Artist’s depiction of God the Father, Jesus and Holy Ghost

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

Source: Amazon

By Bart D. Ehrman

New York Times bestselling author and Bible expert Bart Ehrman reveals how Jesus’s divinity became dogma in the first few centuries of the early church.

The claim at the heart of the Christian faith is that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. But this is not what the original disciples believed during Jesus’s lifetime—and it is not what Jesus claimed about himself. How Jesus Became God tells the story of an idea that shaped Christianity, and of the evolution of a belief that looked very different in the fourth century than it did in the first.

A master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, Ehrman reveals 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. But how did he move from being a Jewish prophet to being God? In a book that took eight years to research and write, 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.

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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  1. MY ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN AND GIRLS.
    Technology Infomation has open millions people eyes and heart too. The most ibteresting subject is debate about Jesus, is Jesus God, Islam is religion of peace etc. These debate we can watch through Youtube from every where you live in. Amazing, we should thank to God. 15 years ago before new technology invented, most clerics, priest and rabbis could deceive and brainwash their fillowers easily, with fale teaching. Today young people, educated people can learn religion from google. They can see debate between 2 excellent scholars. Very interesting… !
    Educated Muslims learn religion or faith not only from one source but from defferent prospective, from different religion etc etc. Many educated Muslims who left his religion as well Christian.

    Those who choose his faith or religion after investigation is the true believer, he has satisfaction in live, if he make mistake at least he has tried, Allah will forgive him, In contrast, who dose not investigate his faith, place his trust on man, Imam, or parents is Syrick, unforgivable sin.

    I urge Muslims around the world learn and investigate 2 influencial religions or books like Bible and Al Quran and watch debate from youtube between Islamic scholar and Chistenity. You will have free choice and use you mind and heart carefully, after you decide it you will become a new person, find ultimate satisfaction on your live.

    Christianity and Islam many problems we have to investigate it,. Each scholar has his own opinion. You have your own opinion too.
    Good luck, Allah bless you all

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