Simon Gathercole Debates Bart Ehrman on British Radio (Part 2)

Simon Gathercole Debates Bart Ehrman on British Radio (Part 2) April 6, 2014

Over at Unbelievable Justin Brierly talks to both Simon Gathercole and Bart Ehrman about Jesus’ divinity. Listen to part two here.

In regards to Ehrman’s initial remark about the blurb to HGBJ, Ehrman thinks Jesus is “divine” or “god” in some sense along a spectrum of divinity immediately after his resurrection in the mind of his followers. However, Ehrman does not think that Jesus was “God Almighty” until the Council of Nicea.

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  • Lindsay Kennedy

    These debates were excellent! I thought Simon did a great job, but was a bit too polite! He let Ehrman off the hook too easily in regards to high Christology in the Synoptics, though the show’s format kept interrupting them so maybe they just had to change topic.

  • Steven Carr

    ‘…hrman thinks Jesus is “divine” or “god” in some sense along a spectrum of divinity immediately after his resurrection in the mind of his followers. ‘

    So Paul didn’t think Jesus was the Lord of glory when he was crucified?

    So why does Paul say that they crucified the Lord of glory, because they did not know who Jesus was?

    Should they have known that Jesus wasn’t the Lord of glory when he was crucified, because Ehrman says early Christians ‘knew’ Jesus wasn’t the Lord of glory at the time of his crucifixion?