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Description - How On Earth Did Jesus Become a God? by Larry W. Hurtado

In "How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?" Larry Hurtado investigates the keen 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. Directed at readers across religious lines, this book argues that whatever one makes of such devotion to Jesus, the subject at least deserves serious historical consideration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780802828613
ISBN-10: 0802828612
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Larry W. Hurtado

Larry W Hurtado is professor of New Testament language, literature and theology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His previous books include At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Context and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion. (Eerdmans)

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