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. In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at these early forms of Ehrman examines in depth the battles that raged between “proto-orthodox.
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Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew by Bart D. Ehrman
ehrma If you are interested in early church history, ehmran this a book for you. And many of the writings have only been rediscovered in the 20th century.
Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. In Lost ChristianitiesBart D. While Ehrman sometimes raises interesting questions e.
Moreover, the disturbing story of how human intervention often reinterpreted and distorted the initial message is something that most Christians today are unaware of.
Dr Erhman examines the history behind some of these questions, fairly, in my opinion. In piecing together that puzzle, Ehrman has produced a work of art worthy of Picasso. The Forgery of an Ancient Discovery?
Scrupulously researched and lucidly written, Lost Christianities 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 prevail.
Ehrman rounds things out nicely. Really really good book.
Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
At least he was the first time. Christianity would surely have no doctrine of Christ as both fully divine and human, and of course no Trinitarian doctrine. A Brief History Douglas E. May 25, Siria rated it it was ok Shelves: Despite all this criticism, I give the book two stars an “okay” rating because it contains so much information, all in one place, on early Christian and Gnostic literature, early sects, and the history of Christianity.
View all 20 comments. Another excellent book by Bart Erhman. The dust jacket sums it up rather nicely: It’s almost as if someone started speaking of the “varieties of Judaism” and began behaving as though the Samaritans and the Christians had as whrman authority to define Judaism as the Jews.
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So Christianity would have been more recognizably a sect of Judaism. 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 the winners. In the perspective of The Restoration, I found it to be quite a source of corroboration in terms of lost truth, lost scripture and lost faith.
No, but you should want to find out the facts that allow you to reach your own conclusions. Ehrman proceeds almost as if christuanities “lost” writings were lost because the “proto-orthodox” collected every existing copy and set them ablaze in a giant bonfire, and not at all because they were the product of unconvincing religions that ultimately died out after failing to adequately portray Christ to the world.
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. Lists with This Book.
Whether their view of this history is learned or assumed, it usually goes something like this in a nutshell: This loost a great introduction to the history christianitties the competing theologies and practices of early Christians as can best be determined from ancient texts that have been passed down and rediscovered.
Your book discusses the hypothetical questions of what would have happened to Christianity, and by extension world history, if a different type of Christianity had survived. That is why he was so pleased with him as Jesus became the son and man God could really hope for.
It explained what each Church Father believed was the “right” way to view Jesus’ divinity and what each one of them considered heretical.
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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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 the winners.
Cults and New Religions: 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. The Invention of Scripture: Quickly in orthodox church tradition, our 27 books of the New Testament are all tied directly to the apostles or companions, while other Christian writings are denounced as inauthentic.
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Jan 07, Elizabeth R. How has our world been shaped by this?