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    The early Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth was God completely changed the course of Western civilization. What exactly happened, such that Jesus came to be considered God?

    To ask this question is to delve into a fascinating, multilayered historical puzzle - one that offers a richly illuminating look into the origins of the Western worldview and the theological underpinnings of our civilization. This fundamental historical question and its complex answer speak penetratingly to the spiritual impulses, concerns, and beliefs that have played a seminal role in our world, even as they reveal the foundation of history’s most global religious movement, and fresh insights into the Western world's single most influential human being.

    Tackling all of these matters and more, Great Courses favorite Professor Ehrman returns with the unprecedented historical inquiry of How Jesus Became God. In 24 provocative lectures, Professor Ehrman takes you deep into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first conceived by his followers, demonstrating how this conception was refined over time to become the core of the Christian theology. A distinguished scholar of Christianity and New York Times best-selling author, Professor Ehrman develops the inquiry with meticulous research and in-depth analysis of texts. In these lectures, Ehrman reveals that the theological understanding of Jesus as God came about through a complex series of factors and events, each of which must be understood in order to grasp this most extraordinary and historically pivotal story.

    In the enthralling inquiry of How Jesus Became God Professor Ehrman lays bare the diverse elements that combined to produce both an astonishing true-life story and one of history’s most significant developments. Join a renowned biblical scholar in grappling with this pivot.

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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    Warning: This book might hurt

    Using theological (i.e. quoting the scripts) and historical (i.e. using independent sources and skeptical inquiry) arguments Prof. Ehrman shows how the dogmas of the church developed during the first three centuries of the common era. If you are a follower of any creed you will - after listening to this 24 lectures - toss your membership card into the dustbin. Deism is still possible. The art of performance is the weak point of this audiobook. Prof. Ehrman sounds more like a politician on the stomp than an academic lecturer. And imagine listening to a politician for 12 hours!

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    Paradigm Shift..

    Vorher war ich der Überzeugung, wenn irgendeine Religion wahr sein sollte, dann das Christentum..
    Jetzt hab ich massiv Zeit gespart, weil ich mich mit dem Rotz nicht mehr beschäftigen muss. Nach "keine Posaunen vor Jericho" ist das Alte Testament auch aus dem Fenster.

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    Very well reasoned and convincing

    In this series the author informs us on his ideas on the life and origins of Jesus' godhood, keeping strictly to the historical side with clear distinctions to the theological side. I mostly bought this series because of some attacks on the author that I had read, but found this series very well argued.