Lost Christianities. The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew. Bart D. Ehrman. Shows how early forms of Christianity came to be. These are just a few of the many provocative questions you explore in Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication. From Publishers Weekly. What if Marcion’s canon-which consisted only of Luke’s Gospel and Paul’s letters, entirely omitting the Old Testament-had become.
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Ehrman writes from the perspective of a historian, not a Ehrman is very christixnities at speaking in plain and understandable language about topics that folks often try and make complex and hard to understand.
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Folks who want no part of asking hard questions about Account Options Sign in. Some groups of Christians claimed that there was not lots God but two or twelve or thirty.
Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Oxford University Press Amazon.
Oxford University Press- Bibles – pages. The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, while others said he was divine but not human.
In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at these early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten.
LOST CHRISTIANITIES: The Battles for Scriptures and the Faiths We Never Knew
All of these groups insisted that they upheld the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and they all possessed writings that bore out their claims, books reputedly produced by Jesus’s own followers. Modern archaeological work has recovered a number of key texts, and as Ehrman shows, these spectacular discoveries reveal religious diversity that says much about the ways in which history gets written by cchristianities winners.
Ehrman’s discussion ranges from considerations of various “lost scriptures”–including forged gospels supposedly written by Simon Peter, Jesus’s closest disciple, and Judas Thomas, Jesus’s alleged twin brother–to the disparate beliefs of such groups as the Jewish-Christian Ebionites, the anti-Jewish Marcionites, and various “Gnostic” sects.
Ehrman examines in depth the battles that raged between “proto-orthodox Christians”–those who eventually compiled the canonical books of the New Testament and standardized Christian belief–and the groups they denounced as heretics and ultimately overcame. Scrupulously researched and lucidly written, Lost Loat is an eye-opening account of politics, power, and the clash of ideas among Christians in the decades before one group came to see its views lostt.
Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew by Bart D. Ehrman
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