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How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?

Larry W Hurtado

How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?

Larry W Hurtado

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In "How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?" Larry Hurtado investigates the intense devotion to Jesus that emerged with surprising speed after his death. Reverence for Jesus among early Christians, notes Hurtado, included both grand claims about Jesus' significance and a pattern of devotional practices that effectively treated him as divine. This book argues that whatever one makes of such devotion to Jesus, the subject deserves serious historical consideration. Mapping out the lively current debate about Jesus, Hurtado explains the evidence, issues, and positions at stake. He goes on to treat the opposition to -- and severe costs of -- worshiping Jesus, the history of incorporating such devotion into Jewish monotheism, and the role of religious experience in Christianity's development out of Judaism. The follow-up to Hurtado's award-winning "Lord Jesus Christ" (2003), this book provides compelling answers to queries about the development of the church's belief in the divinity of Jesus.

- Publisher A brief introduction to the issues involved in historical study of the origins of devotion to Jesus as divine in earliest Christianity.

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About "How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?"

In "How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?" Larry Hurtado investigates the intense devotion to Jesus that emerged with surprising speed after his death. Reverence for Jesus among early Christians, notes Hurtado, included both grand claims about Jesus' significance and a pattern of devotional practices that effectively treated him as divine. This book argues that whatever one makes of such devotion to Jesus, the subject deserves serious historical consideration. Mapping out the lively current debate about Jesus, Hurtado explains the evidence, issues, and positions at stake. He goes on to treat the opposition to -- and severe costs of -- worshiping Jesus, the history of incorporating such devotion into Jewish monotheism, and the role of religious experience in Christianity's development out of Judaism. The follow-up to Hurtado's award-winning "Lord Jesus Christ" (2003), this book provides compelling answers to queries about the development of the church's belief in the divinity of Jesus.
- Publisher

A brief introduction to the issues involved in historical study of the origins of devotion to Jesus as divine in earliest Christianity.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Larry W Hurtado

Larry W. Hurtado is professor of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface Introduction Part I: Issues And Approaches How On Earth Did Jesus Become A God? Approaches To Jesus-devotion In Earliest Christianity Devotion To Jesus And Second-temple Jewish Monotheistic Piety To Live And Die For Jesus: Social And Political Consequences Of Devotion To Jesus In Earliest Christianity A "case Study" In Early Christian Devotion To Jesus: Philippians 2:6-11 Part Ii: Definitions And Defense First-century Jewish Monotheism Homage To The Historical Jesus And Early Christian Devotion Early Jewish Opposition To Jesus-devotion Religious Experience And Religious Innovation In The New Testament Epilogue Appendix 1: Opening Remarks To The First Deichmann Annual Lecture Series Horst-heinz Deichmann Appendix 2: Are There Good Reasons For Studying Early Christian Literature At Ben-gurion University? Roland Deines Index Of Modern Authors Index Of Subjects Index Of Scripture And Other Ancient Sources

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  • Catalogue Code 236461
  • Product Code 0802828612
  • EAN 9780802828613
  • Pages 246
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Christology
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Nov 2005
  • Sales Rank #26278
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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