Back from San Diego

Larry Hurtado's Blog

I’m back from the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, this year in San Diego, a busy but enjoyable four days of conference.  Aside from the sun and warm temperatures (25-27 Celsius), there were numerous interesting sessions and lots opportunities to chat with colleagues and long-time friends, many of whom I see only at this event annually.

Saturday morning, there was a panel discussion of Bart Ehrman’s recent book, How Jesus Became God.  I’ve blogged on the book earlier here and (with amendments) here, and reviewed the book in Christian Century, the review available here.  So, my own contribution was mainly positive and critical observations already published.  But in this session I focused more on assessing how well the book served to inform fairly a general public about the matters discussed, and offered a mixed verdict.  My main complaint is that on some controversial…

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