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Program in the Humanities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

How Jesus Became God

Featuring Bart D. Ehrman

Thursday-Friday, September 12-13, 2013

Jesus was a lower-class Jewish preacher from the backwaters of rural Galilee who was condemned for illegal activities and crucified for crimes against the state. Yet not long after his death, his followers were claiming that he was a divine being. Eventually they went even further, declaring that he was none other than God, Lord of heaven and earth. Professor Bart Ehrman helps us explore the questions associated with this development: How did a crucified peasant come to be thought of as the Lord who created all things? How did Jesus become God?

Speaker

Bart D. Ehrman, James A. Gray Professor of Religious Studies and author or editor of over twenty books, has published extensively in the fields of the New Testament and Early Christianity.

Topics

Did Jesus Call Himself God?

What Can Historians Say about the Resurrection?

The Earliest (Divergent) Understandings of Jesus’s Divinity

How Jesus Became a Member of the Trinity

Time and Cost

4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12, through 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013.  The tuition is $125 ($110 by September 5). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by September 5). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner on Thursday evening is $20.00.
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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

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