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).
- Radio interview with Bart Ehrman, “The Debate Over the Divinity of Jesus”, WAMU 88.5FM, Washington DC, March 26, 2014
- Interview with Bart Ehrman about his How Jesus Became God, Part 1, Trinities Podcast, April 7, 2014
- Interview with Bart Ehrman, “If Jesus Never Called Himself God, How Did He Become One?”, NPR Books, April 7, 2014
h/t: Michael Bird, James McGrath
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This discussion between Ehrman and Gathercole is insightful and cordial. For those reading the books this is a worthwhile supplement.