A monumental work designed to replace Wilhelm Bousset's Kyrios Christos (1913) as the standard work on the subject. How did early Christians understand the meaning of Jesus' life and what prompted them to see him as divine? Considers practices in prayer, worship, baptism, healing, and more. 768 pages, softcover. Eerdmans.
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intelligent, and sharp christian origins study
Date:June 4, 2011
here is an in depth study on several aspects of the origins of "christology". we have access to the Jesus of history through the writings of the christian movement from the decades and years after Jesus existed. What hurtado does is to mine these writings for what can be known about the impact Jesus left on those who wrote about him and how they revered him and ascribed to him the reverence and worship that they did, which has left its imprint in the early christian writings from the first couple of generations after Jesus. Hurtado levels a sharp and very credible study into the dynamics of how and why Jesus came to be worshiped and reverenced in the ways that he did. simply put, this is a must study for anyone interested in early christian origins. a superb study by a genuine scholar historian on the subject.