Posted: Feb 27, 2010 12:04 pm
by crank
As a fascinated dilettante of these histories, I loved Bart Ehrman's Lost Christianities, where he paints jesus as an apocalyptic preacher in a time filled with these. His followers in the first couple of centuries or so evolved along quite diverse paths, with quite diverse beliefs about their figurehead. Just fishing for comments on the book and the thrust of Ehrman's writings, and how this diversity, and the conflicts that arose because of it, may have shaped the perception of jesus in the early years of the religion. If I remember the book correctly, it is implied that Eusebius history to be highly colored if not outright fraudulent in it's narrow focus on the 'orthodox', accepted version of christianity that prevailed by his time, 4th c. Thanks for any comments.

Edit: I realize this maybe should be in another thread, if so, please say so, I will start one.