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Jesus : apocalyptic prophet of the new millennium

Author: Bart D Ehrman
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that Jesus, like many of his later followers, proclaimed that God was soon to intervene in human affairs and bring all of history to a screeching halt. Through a careful evaluation of the New  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart D Ehrman
ISBN: 019512474X 9780195124743
OCLC Number: 45350344
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The end of history as we know it --
Who was Jesus? Why it's so hard to know --
How did the gospels get to be this way? --
Looking about a bit: non-Christian sources for the historical Jesus --
Looking about a bit more: other Christian sources for the historical Jesus --
Moving on to the past: how can we reconstruct the life of Jesus? --
Finding a fit: Jesus in context --
Jesus the apocalyptic prophet --
The apocalyptic teachings of Jesus --
A place for everything: Jesus' other teaching in their apocalyptic context --
Not in word only: the associates, deeds, and controversies of Jesus in apocalyptic context --
The last days of Jesus --
From apocalyptic prophet to lord of all: the afterlife of Jesus --
Jesus as the prophet of the new millennium: then and now.
Responsibility: Bart D. Ehrman.

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this is a very readable book ... Ehrman ... does succeed in drawing attention to important points that are often overlooked. * Bishop Paul Richardson, The Church of England Newspaper, Aug. 18th 2000. Read more...

 
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