Here is an excerpt: There has been a lot of buzz about Bart Ehrman’s latest volume, How Jesus Became God (HarperOne, 2014). Ehrman tackles the issue of early Christology, in particular how early Christians came to regard Jesus as divine.
Not surprisingly, Erhman rejects the traditional Christian view on the subject, namely that Jesus was regarded as God because he claimed to be God and was, in fact, God. Ehrman offers an alternative thesis:
It will become clear in the following chapters that Jesus was not originally considered to be God in any sense at all, and that he eventually became divine for his followers in some sense before he came to be thought of as equal with God Almighty in an absolute sense. But the point I stress is that this was, in fact, a development (p.44).