How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God? by Larry W. Hurtado
Historical Questions about Earliest Devotion to Jesus

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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.
 

About Larry W. Hurtado

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Larry W. Hurtado is professor emeritus of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
Published November 2, 2005 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 246 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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