Jesus, apocalyptic prophet of the new millennium

This text argues controversially 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 Testament Gospels and other surviving sources, including the more recently...

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Main Author: Ehrman, Bart D.
Corporate Authors: ebrary, Inc., ProQuest (Firm)
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series:ebrary Academic religion & philosophy
Academic complete, religion & philosophy
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Online Access:http://site.ebrary.com/lib/jkmlibrary/detail.action?docID=10279330 Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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Main Author:Ehrman, Bart D.
Summary:This text argues controversially 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 Testament Gospels and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter, the author attempts to show why Jesus should be understood as an apocalyptic prophet who anticipated the destruction of evil, the end of the age, and beginning of a new world - not 2000 years after his lifetime, but in less than 30.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 274 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-258) and indexes.
ISBN:9780198028888 (electronic bk.)
0198028881 (electronic bk.)
1280530227
9781280530227