How Jesus became God: Bart Ehrman and Simon Gathercole on the development of Christology

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Premier Christian Radio’s Unbelievable? show hosts Bart Ehrman and Simon Gathercole, who discuss Ehrman’s recent publication, How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee (HarperCollins, 2014).

Episode one (mp3) (the discussion on How Jesus Became God begins at 7:30)

New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman’s latest explosive book ‘How Jesus Became God’ claims that the early church turned Christ into the son of God, but Jesus himself never believed it and nor did his first followers.

Episode two (mp3) (the discussion on How Jesus Became God begins at 1:30)

The second episode in which Bart Ehrman defends his latest book ‘How Jesus Became God’ against Simon Gathercole. Ehrman claims that the early church turned Christ into the son of God. In this episode they discuss the earliest Christian writings in Scripture, and whether St Paul viewed Christ as a highly exalted being or as God himself.

Simon Gathercole is a contributor to an evangelical Christian response book, How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature (Zondervan, 2014).

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h/t: Michael Bird, James McGrath

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