Bauckham on How God Became Jesus!
“This is a helpful collection of essays by first-rate scholars abreast of the latest research. Anyone who wants a reliable historical account of how early Christians came to see Jesus as God should read this book”
—Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor of New Testament, University of St Andrews, UK
We received Ehrman’s MS end of 2013 to read, and we each responded from a particular area of specialisation. All in all this was a fun project, despite having to write it up over Christmas! I am grateful that Ehrman writes very clearly and smoothly, so reading through his book (How Jesus Became God) didn’t take long and was far from drudgery. I think our book is a fun read, too!
Here is my hot tip to all interested in the topic of the books: If want to dip your toes in this area of discussion and decide to read one of them, try to read the other also. I often find that engaging with people I profoundly disagree with leads me to greater insight and adventure, even when my disagreement remains. (This is one reason why I cannot recommend Justin Brierley’s Unbelievable? highly enough).