The “Response Book”: A Few Reflections on a Uniquely Evangelical Phenomenon (Skinner)

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How God Became Jesus Over the past few days my social media feeds have been inundated with various posts about two recent books: Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God  and a multi-author “response” volume entitled, How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature—A Response to Bart D. Ehrman . Various memes have even been created to promote one side or the other (see here and here ). The latter book boasts an international lineup of evangelical luminaries, including Simon Gathercole , Craig Evans , Michael Bird , Charles Hill , and Chris Tilling . The book has also received endorsements from academic heavyweights like Larry Hurtado and Richard Bauckham . Many of the comments in my Twitter and Facebook feeds have offered words of praise for the “response book” while suggesting that Ehrman’s book is self-serving and part of the “same old story” he continues to tell. In…

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