Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew

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The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Some groups of Christians claimed that there was not one God but two or twelve or thirty. Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, while others said he was divine but not human. In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at these early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten. All of ...

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Andrew D

Jun 11, 2012

Lost Chrisitanities

Very informative and shcolarly work on largely unknown facts on the early history of chrisitanity. Thoroughly researched and intersting for the many unkown facts it uncovers which shows that just like all other 'history', even the history of the christian religion is written by the 'victors'. Whatever dogmas and theological concepts did not appeal to them, were jetisoned to accommodate a more mainstream view.

Graybeard

Apr 23, 2009

Says it all.

Wonderful book full of insights into the formation of the "Christian Religion". And how they got to it.

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    • Title: Lost Christianities by Bart D. Ehrman
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Print ISBN: 9780195182491, 0195182499
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    • Edition: 2005
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