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Lüdemann, Gerd

Overview
Works: 85 works in 466 publications in 4 languages and 10,324 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Biography  Chronologies  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: BT481, 232.5
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Most widely held works by Gerd Lüdemann
Early christianity according to the traditions in Acts : a commentary by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and German and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jesus After 2000 Years, New Testament historian Gerd Ludemann analyzed the four traditional gospels, plus the more recently discovered Gospel of Thomas and apocryphal literature, to ascertain which of the alleged words and actions of Jesus can be judged authentic. In this companion volume, Ludemann takes the same historical-critical approach to the Acts of the Apostles. Together these two in-depth studies lay the groundwork for a factual and accurate history of Primitive Christianity. The Acts of the Apostles explores the early Church in Jerusalem, the spreading of the Gospel in the Gentile world, Paul's missionary journey beginning and ending in Jerusalem, Paul as the prisoner of the Romans and the defender of the Gospel from Jerusalem to Rome, and the real historical value of Luke's account in Acts, and it concludes with a brief narrative of Primitive Christianity from 30-70 CE
Heretics : the other side of early Christianity by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerd Ludemann argues that the time from the first Christian communities to the end of the second century was not a period of great harmony, but was defined by struggles by various groups for doctrinal authority. Drawing on a wealth of data, he asserts that the losers in the struggle actually represented Christianity in its more authentic, original form. Since Orthodoxy has been defined by the victors in this struggle, it is the silenced alternative views that have been labeled "heretical". Ludemann's findings are important as well as liberating for understanding both Christianity and the Bible. Readers will gain a new understanding of Jesus and the early church from this compelling and controversial book
Paul, apostle to the Gentiles : studies in chronology by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unholy in Holy Scripture : the dark side of the Bible by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in German and English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resurrection of Jesus : history, experience, theology by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposition to Paul in Jewish Christianity by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus after two thousand years : what he really said and did by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is widely recognized by New Testament scholars that many of the sayings and actions attributed to Jesus in the gospels cannot be factually traced to him. The gospels, written many decades after the death of Jesus, are composites of hearsay, legends, and theological interpretations, reflecting the hopes and beliefs of the early Christian community more than the actual teachings of the Galilean prophet." "Despite these difficulties, Gerd Ludemann shows in this fascinating analysis of early Christian documents that the tools of historical research can succeed in reaching at least a close approximation of some of the original words and deeds of Jesus. Ludemann first establishes the criteria by which the alleged words and actions of Jesus can be judged authentic or inauthentic. He then examines every text about Jesus from the first two centuries. By this careful methodology, he is able to separate what the historical Jesus actually said and did from inaccurate legends later attached to his name."--Jacket
Paul, the founder of Christianity by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgin birth? : the real story of Mary and her son Jesus by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and German and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What really happened to Jesus : a historical approach to the Resurrection by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Were the resurrection appearances real physical events - or nothing more than grief-induced hallucinations? What does it mean to say, Jesus rose from the dead? Dissatisfied with what he regarded as evasive answers given by theologians and scholars about the nature of the resurrection of Jesus, Gerd Lüdemann here subjects the New Testament traditions to a thorough investigation. In particular, Lüdemann is concerned with the story of the empty tomb and the subsequent appearance stories first related by Peter. Lüdemann's startling and somewhat radical conclusions have created a stir in Europe. This book, written for nonspecialists, presents Lüdemann's provocative conclusions. Readers will find a positive, albeit a revolutionary, new way of viewing the resurrection
The great deception : and what Jesus really said and did by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and German and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppressed prayers : gnostic spirituality in early Christianity by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus' resurrection : fact or figment? : a debate between William Lane Craig & Gerd Lüdemann by Paul Copan( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus' Resurrection : Fact or Figment? is a debate between Christian philosopher and apologist William Lane Craig and New Testament scholar and atheist Gerd Lüdemann. This published version of a debate originally set at Boston College invites the responses of two additional scholars on either side of the issue. Robert Gundry, a New Testament scholar, and Stephen Davis, a philosopher, argue in support of a historical and actual resurrection, while Michael Goulder and Roy Hoover, both New Testament scholars, offer their support for Gerd Lüdemann's view that the "resurrection" was based on the guilt-induced visionary experience of the disciples. The book concludes with a final response from Gerd Lüdemann and from William Lane Craig
The resurrection of Christ : a historical inquiry by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive Christianity : a survey of recent studies and some new proposals by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulus, der Heidenapostel by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intolerance and the Gospel : selected texts from the New Testament by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolerance in the Old Testament, Judaism, and the Greco-Roman world at the time of the New Testament writings -- The second letter to the Thessalonians -- The second and third letters of John -- The first and second letters to Timothy, and the letter to Titus -- The letter of Jude and the second letter of Peter
Paulus und das Judentum by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Jesusbild des Papstes : über Joseph Ratzingers kühnen Umgang mit den Quellen by Gerd Lüdemann( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apostle Paul : a polite bribe by Robert Orlando( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apostle Paul's dramatic and much discussed conversion on the road to Damascus radically changed the course of his life - as well as the Christian religion. Can a new narrative, and a new perspective, be brought to this twothousand-year-old story and centuries of critical thought and study?The writer and filmmaker Robert Orlando believes it can. 'Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe' is a dramatic and challenging book, inspired by his controversial film of the same name. This ground-breaking look at Paul's life draws on extensive research into Paul's letters and the book of Acts to reveal his human
 
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Heretics : the other side of early Christianity
Alternative Names
Gerd Lüdemann deutscher Theologe und Hochschullehrer

Gerd Lüdemann Duits theoloog

Gerd Lüdemann German biblical scholar

Gerd Lüdemann letterato tedesco

Ludemann, Gerd

Luedemann, Gerd

뤼데만, 게르트

リューデマン, G.

Languages
English (137)

German (85)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (2)

Covers
Heretics : the other side of early ChristianityThe unholy in Holy Scripture : the dark side of the BibleThe resurrection of Jesus : history, experience, theologyJesus after two thousand years : what he really said and didPaul, the founder of ChristianityVirgin birth? : the real story of Mary and her son JesusWhat really happened to Jesus : a historical approach to the ResurrectionThe great deception : and what Jesus really said and did