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Bart Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman (born 1955) is an American New Testament scholar, currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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False meme. In fact Bart Ehrman made a strong case for Christ in his book "Did Jesus really exist?"
Well I mean it's true lol. I've pointed some things from New Testament scripture out to a lot of people. I'm no Bart Ehrman tho
"The crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans is one of the most secure facts we have about his life" (Bart Ehrman, athei…
Bart Ehrman always makes stuff up for his 'popular' books, and only bothers to fact check his scholarly works which are good
Was the Story of Jesus Borrowed From Pagan Myth? A Look at Bart Ehrman via
In my opinion, William Lane Craig completely dominates Bart Ehrman in this Christian / agnostic debate. You be the…
Michael grant historian of Roman Empire, Prof. Bart ehrman, University of NC
🎄🎁Worth getting:. Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: Effect of Early New Testament Controversies by Bart D. Ehrman.
What do you think of Bart Ehrman's criticism of the laughable "Jesus myth" theory?
If you really believed God wrote a book, then wouldn't you want to read it? Bart Ehrman
Bart Ehrman must be about to publish another book.
You've never researched the history of the bible or watched a Bart Ehrman lecture then I assume...
I liked a video Forged by Bart Ehrman
I added a video to a playlist Bart Ehrman at Fresno City College
An interesting answer about the Authors of the Gospels from an expert in NT DR Bart D. Ehrman
"The New Testament wasn’t written by the finger of God, he says - it has human fingerprints all over its pages." . Bart D. Ehrman
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I liked a video Former opera singer William Lane Craig chokes under pressure vs Bart Ehrman in this
For example, Bart Ehrman believes in the crucifixion and you do. Yet you reject his scholarship at that point in favor of Islam
Nice responses to folks like Bart Ehrman:
Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics - Bart D. Ehrman on AudioBook Bay h…
I think Bart Ehrman is correct. There was an Historical Jesus but there is no divine Jesus except for the faithful
University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill. Dr. Bart Ehrman is tenured there & used the bible as evidence.
I liked a video Bart Ehrman at Fresno City College
Let us all hear Bart Ehrman's points on this topic shall we:.
. Are you saying Bart Ehrman is wrong?
I liked a video Misquoting Jesus in the Bible - Professor Bart D. Ehrman
Lecture Video of Prof. Bart Ehrman: Evolution of Jesus in Early Christianity via
Bart D. Ehrman, Jesus Before the Gospels - “Are we aware of our mind’s distortions of our past experiences? In...
They wrap it in cellophane so you have to buy it to see who autographed it. Bart Ehrman?
"The mystery cults were originally agricultural faiths whose dying and rising gods symbolized the death and...
"Jesus mythicists are not taken seriously by vast majority of scholars in field of ancient history - Bart Ehrman
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"Virtually all scholars of antiquity agree. Jesus was a Jewish teacher, who was crucified in Jerusalem - Bart Ehrman
fav jesus books? — I'm a big John Dominic Crossan and Bart Ehrman, but...
How do we answer when our kids ask if the Bible is really true? Faith is a RESPONSE to evidence, not a substitute.
Everyone knows that Bart Ehrman has a reputation of creatively bending the truth, criticized heavily by his peers
Bart Ehrman has written on this, summing it up nicely. Not for the factually-inhibited.
I gave a link to Bart Ehrman's who's a historian.
yeah the agnostic historian Bart Ehrman. Said himself "no serious historian doubts the existence of Jesus."
Wow, Bart Ehrman has discovered the concept of a harmony of the gospels. "So interesting to read events side by side". Well, duh! Gosh!!
Jesus, Interpreted: Benedict XVI, Bart Ehrman, and the Historical Truth of th…
Bart Ehrman and Mike Licona Dialogue on the Historical Reliability of the New Testament
I suggest you look at the works of James Dunn, Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Paul
Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman&Misquoting Jesus
How to Refute the According to Paul Williams and Bart Ehrman
Three of the most biased he could choose! . Left off the tidy list, incidentally, are Bart Ehrman, Richard Carrier, and Robert M. Price.
Misquoting Jesus. . When Bible scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original...
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Just created this one today. Bart Ehrman is one helluva scholar.
Bart Ehrman, famously skeptic of some. Xian beliefs, comments on mythecism concerning Jesus' existence, historicity.
"It just makes you look foolish to the outside world! - Bart Ehrman .
You err, yet again. There are many non-Christian historians that maintain Jesus existed, such as Bart Ehrman.
Children taught theology-lite by puppets today will not withstand the attack of enemies such as Bart Ehrman tomorrow.
Faith is a mystery and an experience of the divine in the world, not a solution to a set of problems. - Bart Ehrman
If you are really that interested I suggest you read Bart Ehrman's book. Details comment on my debate with "Bart Ehrman debates Austin Powers! This is just getting too weird." Yeah baby!
Modern outcome of Hegelianism in theology is Bart Ehrman.
Bart Ehrman is another. Several others that are nonreligious.
Listening in on a lecture from Bart Ehrman
Christian Mike Licona and atheist Bart Ehrman clash over the reliability of the New Testament.
Yeah but it isn't a good subject. Bart Ehrman is talking about why he doesn't believe in God. But man does Kyle get creamed.
I just watched the Debate between Bart Ehrman and Kyle Butt, gotta say it was painful to see Kyle stumble in the cross examination.
I added a video to a playlist Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene - Bart Ehrman
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bart ehrman wrote book who CHANGED bible and why? Lol
I'm reading "Lost Scriptures Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament" by Bart D. Ehrman
Bart Ehrman explains at & find various info I have collected at
Excellent video by Bart Ehrman, on how Jesus became thought to be God
From the Link: "UNC Chapel Hill Professor Bart Ehrman has made quite a name for himself as a critic of the New...
Setting the dialogue up - an interview with Dr Bart D. Ehrman:
No duh..That comes from Bart Ehrman btw..Historians use the Bible. Get over it.
I added a video to a playlist Justin Bass vs Bart Ehrman | "Did the Historical Jesus Claim to Be
Bart Ehrman and I are debating on the historical reliability of the New Testament. Check out the first installment:
The Historical Jesus did not make history. The remembered Jesus did. --Bart Ehrman
I added a video to a playlist Was the New Testament Forged? Darrell Bock vs. Bart D. Ehrman
I added a video to a playlist Is The Original New Testament Lost? :: A Dialogue with Dr. Bart Ehrman
I added a video to a playlist William Lane Craig vs. Bart Ehrman - Is There Historical Evidence for
read Bart ehrman "did Jesus exist", it's true the events can be questioned, The gospels are his biography.
LOL. Everything I said is corroborated by Bart Ehrman. You think I"m not familiar with him?
God and the Problem of Suffering: Dinesh D'souza vs Bart Ehrman
My favorite author on the subject Bart D Ehrman. Check out the book Forged
I am a Richard Carrier and Robert Price guy and a little of . Bart Ehrman
The Historical Jesus by John Dominic Crossan. The Historical Figure of Jesus by E.P. Sanders. Did Jesus Exist by Bart Ehrman
I'd be interested to know what you think of 'Misquoting Jesus' by Bart Ehrman. Also on YouTube.
ICYMI: dismantles and Bart Ehrman's "case" against biblical authority
And the thousands of copies that do exist conflict enormously. "Misquoting Jesus" Dr. Bart Ehrman
Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman. When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman f
The Birmingham Qur'an, Bart Ehrman, Equal Scales, and the Biblical Text of the London Confession
I liked a video How the Bible Explains Suffering with Bart Ehrman
I liked a video The Faces of Jesus - Bart Ehrman
Theodicy, God and Suffering - A debate between Dinesh D'Souza and Bart Ehrman
Yet she does the same thing with Bart Ehrman.
I confessed to not reading Bart Ehrman on the problem of evil, as I do like to read philosophy by people who know what they're talking about
If Bart Ehrman's scholarship is flawed, then why do you quote him in your promotional materials?
Why is Dr. Bart Ehrman wrong in his view of Who Wrote The Gospels? via /r/Christianity
And at this point in time I find Bart Ehrman to be the most plausible.
Just watched one of your videos about Jesus. Significant contrast with a Bart Ehrman lecture. More sales pitch
5 of 5 stars to The New Testament by Bart D. Ehrman
“There are few things more dangerous than inbred religious certainty.” . ― Bart D. Ehrman
Why don't outspoken criticize and the Bart Ehrman explains:
Popular writings of Geza Vermes and Bart Ehrman also are very good. Reading one of Ehrman’s scholarly books tho’ showed me he goes to excess
Bart Ehrman on biblical inerrancy and historicity
Correct. I read a lot of Bart Ehrman's works on the Historical Jesus. There is very little hard factual evidence.
I recommend Bart D. Ehrman for seminarians or mature theologians only.
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Really good book I encourage you to read "Misquoting Jesus" by Dr. Bart Ehrman
Just finished reading "How Jesus Became God" by Bart D. Ehrman. . A very convincing analysis that argues that...
Because I think you'd want to know: The idea that there were a million resurrection myths is a … myth:
Also Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman is said to be v good.About the (in)consistency of Bible. Cheap paperback
. Robert Ingersoll. You should also look up Bart Ehrman
You know what else is informative. Books!! Why don't you read some by scholars like Bart Ehrman or Richard Carrier.
If you are indeed interested in truth. Read Bart Ehrman- history of the New Testament. He is a scholar in that field.
What others are reading:. Rise of the warrior Cop written by Radley Balko. Forged by Bart D Ehrman
Is Bart Ehrman right regarding Jesus becoming God?: via
Bart Ehrman asks, "Why am I obsessed with Jesus?" Answer: Basically b/c the Holy Spirit testifies that he is Lord.
Textual critic Bart Ehrman said something similar in this short clip:
Bart Ehrman explains why he doesn't criticize the Qur'an:
I'd recommend anybody out there with any interest in the Bible to read books by Bart Ehrman. Misquoting Jesus is a fascinating read.
Bart Ehrman did in fact believe in Jesus being historical. Not making that up.
Having some great discussions about comparative religion & mythology here: Bart Ehrman errs again
William Lane Craig _did_ say (in ‘math’, in a ‘debate’ with Bart Ehrman) that half of all people are resurrected.
I have heard Bart Ehrman recommend that translation for Biblical studies and I think Raymond E Brown, too.
Bart Ehrman, James McGrath, Mike Bird, Dale Martin, Craig Evans, Larry Hurtado not a bad start to the SBL
~ Really? Took me 2 seconds to find dozens. Try: "bart ehrman refuted"
My pastor announced last night that sometime next September he will debate Bart Ehrman on the topic of "Did Jesus claim to be God?"
And then Tim Keller and Bart Ehrman appear on a History channel documentary promoting the gnostic Gospels and shroud of Turin.
Historian and biblical scholar Bart D. Ehrman on what caused him to go from Evangelical Christian to agnostic.
I liked a video The Case Against the Resurrection (Bart D. Ehrman)
read Forged by Bart ehrman. Do you ever read?. Something scholar?
. Wordings change when they got more accurate translation. That's why KJV is NOT recommended. Bart Ehrman version is.
All done with my reading list. I already know Bart Ehrman thinks the New Testament is well preserved but not well...
take a look: post "Christian Analysis Defeats the Anti-theism of Bart Ehrman"
I liked a video Bart Ehrman refutes facts in The Da Vinci Code
. Try Bart Ehrman's Did Jesus Exist? - but it's not his best book by a long shot (see Richard Carrier's critiques why).
another great post!I’m finally getting the chance to read The Bible Tells Me So. He and Bart Ehrman need a podcast!
Bart D. Ehrman - A New Testament scholar proves what the Quran said 1400 years ago >
I liked a video Who Changed the Bible and Why? (Bart Ehrman on NPR)
check out the Historical Jesus movement and the work of people like Bart Ehrman.
Preparing for my Sunday School lesson on Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus. Why should we follow a book so obviously corrupt?
I liked a video Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene - Bart Ehrman
apparently Bart Ehrman hasn't read the New Testament, or early christian writers.
Reccomend look up Biblical scholar (and now atheist) Bart Ehrman. Respected historians all pretty much agree, Jesus existed.
Perhaps Bart Ehrman is a good start. No friend to Christianity, still he argues strongly in favour of a Historical Jesus.
I liked a video Bart Ehrman on the Bible's Authors
10 reasons for people to FORGE the bible. By one of the world's biggest bible experts. Bart Ehrman. . .
Dale McGowan, Bart Ehrman come to mind. I'd do it, but they probably have a little more clout.
Introduction While traditional Christian beliefs never seem to suffer from a shortage of critics, the diversity and intensity of the current group of antagonists is impressive. We have the so called "New Atheists," mostly consisting of individuals from the scientific community, modern day Gnostics both in academia and of Da Vinci Code fame, as well as Scientologists, Jehovah's Witnesses and other groups too many to mention. However, one critic stands out, primarily because of his academic pedigree and the impact that his books are having in the popular culture and among Christians. Bart Ehrman is a product of evangelicalism's center. Educated at Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College, he knows how conservative Christians think because he used to be one. His recent book Misquoting Jesus has been called "one of the unlikeliest bestsellers" of the year, and with it he has managed to bring to the public's attention the obscure world of New Testament textual criticism. Having professed faith in Christ while ...
You might have seen the debate between Bart Ehrman and William Lane Craig. Below is an excerpt from (cont)
If you would like to understand what the authors of the New Testament were writing about and how the New Testament came to be one compilation, Bart Ehrman's The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament is a great resource. Much better than Tim Lahaye fiction and Hal Lindsey fiction.
What happens when you put Bart Ehrman in the same room as professional comedian Stephen Colbert with a theological bone to pick? A hilarious Gospel smackdown.
The keynote talk for the opening: "What Kind of a Text is the King James Bible? Manuscripts, Translation, and the Legacy of the KJV" was presented by Dr. Bart Ehrman and James A. Grey distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill and New York Times bestselling author.
.thinks you should read Bart Ehrman's most recent publication "How Jesus Became God". Here is why:
Nota bene: A Response to Bart Ehrman on Paul and Salvation (Part One)
Can we trust the New Testament portrait of Jesus? What are we to think of scholars like Bart Ehrman who suggest that Jesus has been “misquoted,” and that the Bible has significantly changed over time? Check out a very helpful discussion with New Testament scholar Craig A. Evans, author of "Reinventing Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels" -
Catch me on TV tonight if you're in the US -- Jesus Mysteries, National Geographic, 7pm. Also Kate Cooper, Helen Bond, Bart Ehrman, Larry Hurtado & others. If you're in the UK, it's on Sunday at 8pm, National Geographic.
Theologian Michael Bird uses Philippians 3 to counter atheist historian Bart Ehrman's latest book, How Jesus Became God: "Some have great confidence in skeptical scholarship, and I once did, perhaps more than anyone else. If anyone thinks they are assured in their unbelief, I was more committed: born of unbelieving parents, never baptized or dedicated; on scholarly credentials, a PhD from a secular university; as to zeal, mocking the church; as to ideological righteousness, totally radicalized. But whatever intellectual superiority I thought I had over Christians, I now count it as sheer ignorance. Indeed, I count everything in my former life as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing the Historical Jesus who is also the risen Lord. For his sake, I have given up trying to be a hipster atheist. I consider that old chestnut pure filth, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a CV that will gain me tenure at an Ivy League school, but knowing that I've bound myself to Jesus—a ...
So great that you posted this. Funny how Bart Ehrman says that Jesus is ONLY presented as divine in John.
Good discussion from at blog on their new book, responding to Bart Ehrman re Jesus' divinity:
I've come across a christian radio show from England. They mostly host discussions/debates from people with different views on a particular topic. Sometimes two christians debate each other, sometimes an athiest and a christian. They also bring on Musilims, Jews, Buddhists, Mormons, Zoroastrians and every other *** thing. The couple that I have listened to have been interesting and entertaining. Here is the website for the show. is available as a free podcast. You can look around for discussion topics that interest you and find a relatively informed debate on that topic. The debate that first brought me to the show was this one between Richard Carrier and Mark Goodacre on the existence of a Historical Jesus. Wright, William Lane Craig, Bart Ehrman, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss, etc. have all been on the show multiple times.
I believe William Lane Craig is one of the foremost philosophers and biblical scholars of the 21st century.If you really want to gain more biblical insight read and listen to his various products.Bart Ehrman another scholar walked away from the faith but he has contribute to the scholarship..James White is another one who is a calvinist but is a brilliant scholar.Dave Hunt who has passed away but his body of work still remain.David Bernard is an Apostolic Scholar along with Saban..Listening to various debates and looking at all views helps me to gain more info.Even Atheist Scholars who are scoffers,Hitchen,Richard Carrier who have declared war on Christianity and JESUS as being nothing but a myth.If you really want to further your biblical knowledge.These are just a few scholars,I don't agree with all but i'm interested in how they derive at what they believe scholarly.John MacArthur also is one scholar who has attack the pentecostal movement.Dr.Michael Brown is an Apologist/scholar who is defending the m ...
And another - One of the best books of 2013, Magnificent Obsession is Pastor David Robertson’s look into what re-energizes the conversation over truth, knowing Jesus, and the virulent opposition to the Christian faith by atheists. Written as a series of letters in the form of questions David has received over the past few years, this book doesn’t back down from explaining the truths of the gospel, the historicity of the Bible, and the nature of epistemology. Full of pastoral wisdom and engaging conversation, these letters further the dialogue with those struggling with issues of faith, those on the outside looking in, and those desiring to harness their analytic and theological minds for good. The first letter deals with objections to the historicity of Jesus and the trustworthiness of the records that portray his life. Robertson starts out the case for veracity of Jesus being a historical person from the work of Bart Ehrman, no friend of the Christian faith, to demonstrate that there is ample evidenc ...
New York Times bestselling author and Bible expert Bart Ehrman reveals how Jesus’s divinity became dogma in the first few centuries of the early church.The claim at the heart of the Christian faith is that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. But this is not what the original disciples belie...
A REVIEW OF: THE POBLEM WITH GOD (Why Atheists, True Believers, and Even Agnostics Must All Be Wrong) I have decided to close 2013 by reviewing the very last book I have read this year. This one is a real classic and masterpiece on the perennial subject of GOD - A subject that has captured the human imagination for millennia. I have read THE BEST ON GOD: Hans Kung, John Macquarrie, Marcus Borg, John Spong, Matthew Fox, Paul Tillich, J.A Robinson, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Rob Bell, Don Cupitt, Lloyd Geering, Karen Armstrong, Karl Barth, Richard Rohr, Pete Rollins, Diana Butler-Bass, Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, Pete Enns, Dominic Crossan, Robert Wright, Bart Ehrman, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet and many other Professional writers on the subject of God. Professor Peter Steinberger is just a dessert cherry on top of a wonderful "God buffet". My personal quest gained momentum after an Epiphany I had on 17 August 2007; that was after I had just completed Prof. Richard Dawkins book, THE GOD DELUS ...
Marcus Borg and Bart Ehrman...what are you doing in the Christianity section of Barnes & Noble?!
When Christians cite CS Lewis conversion it's always satisfying to counter with bible experts Bart Ehrman and Dan Barker going the other way
Bart Ehrman thinks Paul was a pseudoname used by Simon Magus. Didnt see that one coming but I agree.
Finished reading 'God: The Failed Hypothesis' by Victor Stenger. What should I read now between 'Did Jesus Exist?' by Bart Ehrman, 'The New Atheism' by Victor Stenger and 'The Bible Unearthed' by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman?
A listener wants to know what the best Bart Ehrman books are. Any recommendations? Which is your favorite and why?
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WINTERY KNIGHT: William Lane Craig lectures on Bart Ehrman and the Historical Jesus
Our most recent show has been getting a grip of feedback. Here is an e-mail we received from Atheist B. Strong: "Hi Vocab, pastor Rob and Pieier, this is Brett Strong...has Valley Girl lost her mind? Postulating Christianity as if everyone's happy go lucky and atheist are the only ones who get their *** kicked in life.who is she trying to fool? Vocab, she needs to be honest!~ don't promote Christianity to be something it is not! Has she read Apostle Paul? the dude was a mess! Mother Teresa, a mess! John Calvin, a mess! Martin Luther, a mess! Charles Spurgeon, a mess! And these people all dedicated their life for Christendom and still a mess! They themselves admitted this, not me but them themselves (and you know this Vocab)! ...but yet she calls out a few atheist who are disillusioned with their life but yet fails to mention Apostle Paul, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther, & Charles Spurgeon--the big boys of Christendom! ALL disillusioned! All suffered depression, deep depression! it any wonder up to 95% ...
I liked a video Does The Bible Provide an Adequate Answer to Suffering? Michael Brown vs Bart Ehrman
This clip is from our interview with Dr. William Lane Craig concerning the Historical Jesus. This clip answers the Question: Were there guards at the tomb of...
One of the most important positions within local Christian Coalition organization is the Church Liaison. Church Liaisons represent their respective churches in the local Christian Coalition chapter, and their responsibilities include helping the pastor initiate and facilitate civic involvement among...
Top 10 Missionary Tactics Christian missionaries are ever busy trying to convert Muslims out of Islam and into Christianity, utilizing several arguments to try and win the Muslim over. The following article compiles the top ten most popular Christian missionary arguments that are often employed against Muslims, many of these arguments are often dubious, as well as deceptive. Tactic # 1: The Quran says the Bible is true and not corrupted This tactic is becoming one of the their favorite argument to use, that the Quran calls the modern Bible we possess to be the truth, and that it is un-corrupt. Indeed the implications of this argument are obvious, if the Quran calls the Bible true and uncorrupted, then we should become Christians and believe in Jesus' death amongst other Christian beliefs. It’s sort of a catch 22 situation, if the Quran confirms the Bible, then the Bible must be correct and Muslims must follow the Bible i.e. becoming Christian, but if the Quran confirms the Bible it also means the Quran ...
Bart Ehrman's Book "Did Jesus Exist" is an excellent and objective book on Historical Jesus. Must read!
Bart Ehrman gets in2 a disagreement w/ atheist over d Historical Jesus. Biggest facepalm in d history of Facepalms!
Thanks Al,I do appreciate it very much, but the true respect goes to people like Bart Ehrman, he had to question his own faith
Erhm, Bart Ehrman is a bible scholar, that's all I'm doing for you, now provide proof of god?
For years I agreed with those scholars who claim that we have very early “evidence” that the Gospel of Matthew was actually written by Matthew, the tax-collector who was a disciple of Jesus. I no longer think so. Let me give some of the relevant information. The anonymity of this author – as is true for the other three NT Gospels as well, was respected by Christians for decades. When the Gospels of the New Testament are alluded to and quoted by authors of the early second century, they are never entitled, never named. Even Justin Martyr, writing around 150-60 CE, quotes verses from the Gospels, but does not indicate what the Gospels were named. For Justin, these books are simply known, collectively, as the “Memoirs of the Apostles.” It was about a century after the Gospels had been originally put in circulation that this book was called Matthew, and the others To read this and other posts in full, go to and join the blog by clicking the "Register" button!
Very jealous of Bart Ehrman's students. My A-Level Religious Studies teacher wasn't a patch on him, though she tried bless her.
Many of you may be pleased to know that Bart Ehrman has convinced me of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.
Today I was listening to a Bart Ehrman book on the historicity of Jesus. In quoting Jesus' anti-family sayings he much amused me.
Bart Ehrman: How the bible got changed. If think you know the Bible; Think Again. Jesus never said it!
Book club's gonna be fun tonight! Just looked over a powerpoint we're using. Hurray!
"we don't have the originals of any of the gospels. The earliest copies we have were written centuries later." - Bart Ehrman
thanks. Bart Ehrman's stuff is a real faith-builder. The best he can do is pathetic really. More podcasts on bible coming up
This is an issue that I have heard alot of arguments about recently. Is God omnipotent, omniscient, and inherently good in all his ways. The answer, to me, is very simple. No one ever seems to take free will into account. The fact is yes God is all powerful, all knowing, and all good. God created us to have a relationship with us. One that is based on free will. He does not force us to love him or do his bidding. This unfortunatly opens up the opportunity for sin to enter our lives. God is 100% good. We are not. Sin causes pain and suffering in our world. Its not God's wrath or will thay any of us suffer. But it clearly explains in the first few chapters of Genesis what happens because of sin. Without the possibility of sin and suffering, there is no such thing as free will. If we don't have this possibility, then we are just like the trees or the rocks or the ocean. God made us so that we would have a choice. Sin opens us up to suffering. God wants us to love him and have a relationship with him ...
Mostly on the liberal/emerging end—Bart Ehrman, Rob Bell. Touted as scholarship but just same old sensationalism.
The historicity of Jesus Christ is established by secular anti-Christian historians such as Tacitus, Pliny, and even modern day Bart Ehrman. It is also established by Jewish historians such as Josephus and by the writers of the New Testament. To deny that Jesus Christ existed is to deny history.
Do you 100% dismiss the idea a man called Jesus was the inspiration for the Bible? In other words, are you a mythicist?
Calling To Islaam wrote: Was Jesus Divine? Some associate Jesus with divinity because he performed miracles. Many Unitarian Christians and all Muslims point out that Jesus did indeed perform miracles, but by the will of God and not through any divine powers of his own. To repeat the quote of Acts 2:22: “Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves also know” (italics mine) In conformity with both the Bible and Holy Quran, Muslims contend that the miracles of Jesus were performed by the power of God. As the Holy Quran states, Then will Allah say: “O Jesus the son of Mary! Recount My favor to you and to your mother. Behold! I strengthened you with the holy spirit, so that you spoke to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught you the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel. And behold! You made out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My leave, and you breathed into it, and ...
"His name never occurs in a single inscription, and it is never found in a single piece of private correspondence"..Dr Bart Ehrman
Daniel Wallace vs Bart Ehrman debate on the reliability of the New Testament
Refuting Bart Ehrman is a fun way to spend a night.
But I suggest you read a book called "Did Jesus Exist" by Bart Ehrman.
On average, the Biblical world sees a startling new discovery of allegedly cosmic significance every four or five years. Most recently, we had...
Have you read Did Jesus Exist? by Bart Ehrman? He directly challenges the mythicist claim and responds-
"Did Jesus Exist?" by Bart Ehrman. He lays out the evidence well.
I really need to get more teachings on Islam from Dr Shabir Ally. I always find it fascinating how im eager to learn from the best scholars and best materials of Islam And yet not one of the Muslims i debate are willing to listen to the best Christian Scholars and Theological Materials we produce. Bro Bart Ehrman isn't the person to learn the Deity of Christ from same way Ahmadeedat isnt the best to listen to.well.. anything from tbh.
Perhaps I could say the overwhelming majority of them... Bart Ehrman estimates 99.99% There are a number of very bold claims-
Is it more or less likely that Pontius Pilate existed than Jesus? I think it's equally as likely.
Just used Bart Ehrman's "testimony" to kindly explain my views on Biblical interpretation to the Jehovah's Witnesses that dropped by.
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The story always has to be first generation. We have to make it our own. – Margaret Manning At the fall, Adam and Eve are sent out of the garden in shame – at the resurrection, Mary is sent out of a garden on a mission. – Margaret Manning Does our proclamation of the gospel communicate rejection or welcome? – Stuart McAllister We must accept that the gospel will be foolish to Americans and not try to avoid this by tidying it up. – Stuart McAllister We do what we value, not what we believe. – Stuart McAllister The point is to engage the culture, not become it. – Stuart McAllister Looking and feeling good has replaced being and doing good. What if people don’t need to be happy at church, but broken? – Stuart McAllister Questions aren’t something to be afraid of. – Amy Orr-Ewing Someone that has been discipled by someone is 7.3x more likely to disciple someone else. – Ed Stetzer The church should be an oasis from incessant consumerism. – Skye Jethani The world is charged with the gr ...
Why is it that when folks come out about their sexualitycthey forget about or deny Jesus? I know of 2 people in my family have
Thomas Howe - A point-by-point response to Bart Ehrman's, 'Misquoting Jesus' (PDF):
Now watching the debate of Bart Ehrman and Daniel Wallace "Is the Original New Testament Lost?"
currently listening to some open Yale courses on the New Testament and feeling pretty proud of my Fuller education. Seriously... Bart Ehrman?
found this btw, Bart Ehrman, religious st. chair at UNC has a blog where he does q&a and discussions
Things in the natural are created from the spiritual. " Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Hebrews 11:3
People will almost always find what they are expecting to find when they allow their expectations to guide their search. ~ Bart Ehrman
THE stories of Christ and Superman share many elements that are completely fictional, experts have revealed.
If a relationship with God as a basis of pleasure forms the first component, the explanation of pain forms the next. The illogic of pain forms a thorny question on which volumes have been written. Why do the innocent suffer? Why do we face all these diseases? Why the suffering of millions because of natural disasters or the tyranny of demagogues? A loving God cannot exist in a wicked world. But let me just underscore a few ideas that we can come to terms with:   Pain is a fact of life. It is a universal fact of life.There are moral dimensions in the way we phrase our questions concerning pain.Every religion explicitly or implicitly attempts to explain pain.   The first thought is this: Why do we even ask these questions about suffering within the context of morality? Why have we blended the fact of physical pain with the demand for a moral explanation? Who decided that pain is immoral? Almost every atheist or skeptic you read names this as the main reason for his or her denial of God’s existence. It i ...
Christian missionaries are constantly presenting new arguments to justify their devotion to Jesus. This exercise is self-defeating. One of the salient features of Christianity is the belief that an...
I am SO sick & tired of people who are NOT in ministry always criticizing & trying to correct those who ARE in ministry!! Social media has given a platform to those who lack the credibility to constructively criticize. Sit down and be quiet.
Bart Ehrman, who was trained in Textual Criticism by Bruce Metzger, one of the chief editors of the UBS critical text (the one used to make up such modern versions as the RSV, ESV, NIV, NASB etc.) writes in the conclusion of the book, "Jesus, Interrupted" - "Doctrines such as the divinity of Jesus…
In the first thirteen verses of the Gospel of Mark one can easily make substantial arguments to refute Dr. Bart Ehrman claims that "In Mark Jesus is not God" from his book Did Jesus Exist? . and thats just the first 13 verses. Good read.
Monday night during our teaching time @ camp, Tony was telling a story about Bart Ehrman an agnostic prof of religion at UNC. He asks his New Testament class a question on the 1st day of class to show their hypocrisy. He asks the students to raise their hands if they believe the Bible to be God's infallible word. All the hands usually go in the air. He then asks them if they've read the Hunger Games. Again most hands shoot up. Then he asked if they've read the entire Bible. No hands go up. He then says, "we'll then you either don't value God very much or you don't actually believe the Bible is his word." If you TRULY believe you have a book from God, then you'd read every word. Don't know about you, but that hurts my feelings! God forgive me for hypocrisy. Continue to change my heart father & give me a DEEP passion for your Scriptures that is contagious to everyone around me!
Here is a civil debate between a Christian and myself (the atheist) arguing morality, and the discussion that follows.
The frequent claim from theists rejecting  scientific accounts of cosmogonesis, abiogenesis, and evolution is, "you weren't there, you didn't see it happen" !   So let's start with the bible; as Ehrman says "…they were written thirty-five to sixty-five years after Jesus’ death by authors who did not know him, authors living in different countries who were writing at different times to different communities with different problems and concerns", (*1) so if eye witness testimony is essential, then ALL Christians MUST reject the bible ! And to state the obvious, for the first 27 of 31 verses of Genesis 1, man did not even exist, ergo no eye witnesses.   What about crimes ? And of course that must mean that at any criminal trial, without an eye witness,  a Christian would be bound to find the accused not guilty. Is that what Christians believe ? So all hooded rapists, must be "not guilty", all burglaries without an eye witness, but even with CCTV evidence,  should not even be investigated. Is that .. ...
Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire…
so many devout Christians in the world it makes me sad :(
If Bart Ehrman admitted that jesus was fictional, would conservative christian fundamentalist scholars, demonize him? Would he lose his teaching position? Would his jesus book sales, decline?
Do Christians follow the Bible? Even if the Bible was changed, how much is left to faith? Do all the signs in the world mean we are nearing armageddon? Questions
Have I actually reached the other side? Seventy five pages of finals and research papers…. And I have finally entered the light of freedom! Well, not complete freedom; I get to start cleaning the house tomorrow! I begin guitar lessons Thursday! And I will start painting this weekend for my first solo show in October. And here is my summer reading list (Much of it is thesis preparation): Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth by Joseph Alexander MacGillivray The Language of the Goddess by Marija Gimbutas The Gods and Goddesses of Old Europe 7000 – 3500 BC: Myths, Legends & Cult Images by Marija Gimbutas The Living Goddesses by Marija Gimbutas A New Introduction to Greek: Third Edition Revised and Enlarged by Henry Phillips Jr. and Alston Chase Greeks & Romans Bearing Gifts: How the ancients inspired the Founding Fathers by Carl J. Richard Going Home – Buddha and Jesus as Brothers by Thich Nhat Hanh God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question ...
How many mules can you ride in one sitting? by me This entry is my reaction to a blog I read by Bart Erhman this evening. I know I talk about him a bit zealously, but I read other sources too. In fact, I'm reading a book by another author now that has reshaped my thinking about the Hebrew canon as well. More to come on that in the future! Almost everything I've written here is common knowledge in the world of biblical scholarship. The only thing original I have to say is a few odd twists and personal anecdotes surrounding my discussion. I guess the reason I'm so enthusiastic about these themes is because of my own background in biblical studies. It stopped short several years ago, but it has now resumed more feverishly than ever. Part of the credit for that renaissance belongs to Bart Ehrman. His experience has several parallels with my own, but I am gradually turning my attention to other biblical scholars as well. The difference between today and 25 years ago, is that I am much more open to seeing the B ...
In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts the question, "Did Jesus exist at all?" Ehrman vigorously defends the Historical Jesus, identifies the most historically reliable sources for best understanding Jesus’ mission and message, and offers a compelling p...
Reading Bart Ehrman's, 'Did Jesus Exist', his argument is intelligent, compelling and it's incomprehensible that Jesus was just imagined or made up. At least a case for an Historical Jesus, stands above the "it's all a myth argument." Bart Ehrman authored Forged and 'Misquoting Jesus', as well as fourteen other titles, and most atheists love his books. He's an historian and biblical scholar, Bart Ehrman said that atheists acted more upset at his book, 'Did Jesus Exist', than evangelicals did over his other titles. Accepting that Jesus was conjured from an astrological sun/son link, takes a leap of faith, almost of the scale, accepting that Jesus is the son of God. Bart Ehrman's historical knowledge is second to none, and he is serious. He has no vested interest in stating there was an Historical Jesus, no motive at all, other than a want to be accurate about history, as most historians do. I recommend his book, for an intelligent, compelling, historian's look at the question. For some, total rejection of ...
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Did Jesus exist? Bart Ehrman on mythicists, Jesus deniers. He highlights the mythicist position.
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"This is stupid and I think it was written by a boy." My daughter is 8 and her BFF is a devote Christian. My daughter decided she really wanted to r...
Just thinking: It seems kind of... incredibly vindictive to punish the entire planet and all of the descendants of your first created human because he didn't know better than to eat fruit.
"The reality is that most academics don't know how to talk to a normal human being..." Bart Ehrman.
No bible "scholar" that claims that jesus is proven to be a historical person, has any credibility. No matter how many: head bobs they give each other, checks they receive from religious organizations for their "work," how many times they drop each other's names as "evidence" or quote the anonymous 3rd century New Testament forgeries. I am publicly stating that any bible "scholars" who claim that their jesus is proven to be historical, is an outright liar. They are an embarrassment to the general scholarship of history and reduce the specific profession of conservative bible "scholars," down to a level of an overqualified/underpaid televangelist and expert in Mother Goose. Any "scholars" who disagree, are welcome to take The Official jesus Challenge and then debate one of our scholars.
Up reading by the oil lamp with the nook tablet. Love the lighting of the lamp but also love being able to look up words I find in some of these books. I have a whole pile to get through on Early Christanity, Greek and Roman classics, and a few books by Robert Price some reccomended in responce to the Bart Ehrman book on the Jesus theories. And I am way behind on videos on all of it!
Bart Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at UNC, reads from his new book, "Did Jesus Exist: The Historical Argument for Jesus ...
The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest book: Jesus, Interrupted. This New York Times best...
Religious scholars have long attributed the tenets of Christian faith more to Paul’s teachings than to those of Jesus. But as much as I would like to jump into that subject, I think it best to back up and take a quick, speculative look at the Old Testament. The Old Testament teaches that Jacob wrestled with God. In fact, the Old Testament records that Jacob not only wrestled with God, but that Jacob prevailed (Genesis 32:24-30). Now, bear in mind, we’re talking about a tiny blob of protoplasm wrestling the Creator of a universe 240,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles in diameter, containing over a billion galaxies of which ours—the Milky Way Galaxy—is just one (and a small one, at that), and prevailing? I’m sorry, but someone was a couple pages short of a codex when they scribed that passage. The point is, however, that this passage leaves us in a quandary. We either have to question the Jewish concept of God or accept their explanation that “God” does not mean “God” in the above verses, b ...
Did Jesus die on the Cross? Was Jesus Christ Crucified as a Willing Sacrifice for the sins of the world? Did Jesus get crucified according to Islam? Did Jesu...
"Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits. Freethinkers reject faith as a valid tool of knowledge. Faith is the opposite of reason because reason imposes very strict limits on what can be true, and faith has no limits at all. A Great Escape into faith is no retreat to safety. It is nothing less than surrender."
For almost 1,500 years, the New Testament manuscripts were copied by hand––and mistakes and intentional changes abound in the competing manuscript...
Christianity is founded on fact not feeling.- Michael Horton
A local Darwin-apologist writes: "The theist consistently makes one critical error in almost all of their traditional arguments for god. They confuse naturalism not currently having a known explanation for a phenomenon, with naturalism can't explain a phenomenon." This is a double-fallacy, first, it begs the question because the Darwin-apologist assumes naturalism can explain any possible phenomena, second, it is a straw man, because it assumes we conclude God solely because "naturalism cannot yet explain p" The reason we conclude God as the best explanation for say, objective moral values, is not only because naturalism has no place for it (but ultimately denies objective moral values altogether) rather objective moral values it is best explained if God exists. (hence, why many atheist philosophers are trying to make the argument that objective moral values or free will is illusory) Similarly, a fine-tuned universe, or the origin of life, is best explained if theism is true (it is the pattern we would ex ...
Question to my Christian family that believes Jesus is God: Where does he (Jesus) say that he's God and do the scripture teach us to take him as God, the Creator???
Textual variants in the New TestamentFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Textual variants arise when a copyist makes deliberate or inadvertent alterations to a text being reproduced. Some common alterations include the deletion, rearrangement, repetition, or replacement of one or more words when the copyist's eye returns to a similar word in the wrong location of the original text. If their eye skips to an earlier word, they may create a repetition (error of dittography). If their eye skips to a later word, they may create an omission, or they may resort to performing a slight rearranging of words to retain the overall meaning without compromising the context. In other instances, the copyist may add text from memory from a similar or parallel text in another location. Otherwise, they may also replace some text of the original with an alternative reading. Spellings occasionally change. Synonyms may be substituted. A pronoun may be changed into a proper noun (such as "he said" ...
Dr. James White debates Dr. Bart Ehrman on the topic of his book "Misquoting Jesus." Transcript of this debate: Bart E...
“One of the most amazing and perplexing features of mainstream Christianity is that seminarians who learn the historical-critical method in their Bible classes appear to forget all about it when it comes time for them to be pastors. They are taught critical approaches to Scripture, they learn about the discrepancies and contradictions, they discover all sorts of historical errors and mistakes, the...y come to realize that it is difficult to know whether Moses existed or what Jesus actually said and did, they find that there are other books that were at one time considered canonical but that ultimately did not become part of Scripture (for example, other Gospels and Apocalypses), they come to recognize that a good number of the books of the Bible are pseudonymous (for example, written in the name of an apostle by someone else), that in fact we don't have the original copies of any of the biblical books but only copies made centuries later, all of which have been altered. They learn all of this, and yet w ...
For as much as I politically disagree with Stephen Colbert I will defend him to the core as a fellow brother in Christ. The man did quite the number on gnostic Bart Ehrman. :)
Thought this was an interesting piece of news worth sharing: Charles Darwin’s descendent becomes a Catholic apologist This week Laura Keynes, the great-great-great-granddaughter of the English naturalist, Charles Darwin writes in the Catholic Herald. Laura who has joined Catholic Voices, the project set up to speak up for the Church in the media, explains how she returned to her childhood Catholic faith after a period of agnosticism.
We had a great day today! However, praying tonight for our dear friends un Colorado Springs where there is a raging fire!
Mormonism denies the trinity as taught CLEARLY throughout scripture. Here a strong, Biblical teacher preach on the doctrine of the Trinity and learn to defend this essential truth in your conversations with Mormons.
We WILL NOT have a gathering on Sunday, June 16th (Father's Day & Pride Celebration in Butte) or June 30th (Symphony in the Park). Join us Sunday, June 23rd at The Yellowstone AIDS Project 2906 1st Avenue North, suite 200. We'll begin at 5:00pm with a potluck meal. The study "Lost Christianities" a dvd series with Professor & author, Bart Ehrman continues in the Community Room at Good Earth Market - Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm dinner provided. (this group will not meet Thursday July 4th) All are welcome!
How much did the theological arguments of the church affect the copying of the New Testament text? Focusing on issues of textual criticism, this inaugural volume of the Text and Canon of the New Testament series offers some answers to that question and responds to some of Bart Ehrman's views abou...
I think the evidence is just so overwhelming that Jesus existed, that it’s silly to talk about him not existing. I don’t know anyone who is a responsible historian, who is actually trained in the historical method, or anybody who is a biblical scholar who does this for a living, who gives any credence at all to any of this. - Bart Ehrman PhD, skeptic and New Testament Scholar
Stephen R. Palmquist is Professor in the Religion and Philosophy Department at Hong Kong Baptist University, where he has taught since earning his doctorate from Oxford University in 1987. He specializes in Kant's epistemology, philosophy of religion
Black Women care more about a White Jesus than their own Black children! Is this statement true??? What do you think? Personally I would say yes because black women will dedicate their lives to serving Jesus but they don't place that same amount of dedication on saving their own youth even to the degree they say "il put it in the hands of Jesus" why not just step up? If you not going to answer my question at the start of this post please don't comment. I clearly stated I "personally believe"...
Apart from the most rabid fundamentalists among us, nearly everyone admits that the Bible might contain errors -- a faulty creation story here, a historical mistake there, a contradiction or two in some other place. But is it possible that the problem...
"Biblical Insights into the Problem of Suffering" Bart D. Ehrman Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill...
Bart D. Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar and textual critic of early Christianity. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of th...
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of *** You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” - C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Good Article introducing Bart Ehrman. Thanks for fb friend sharing this.
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was at a Barnes and Noble in Jersey, and saw on the store computer that they had a copy of Michael Muhammad Knight's "Why I Am A Five Percenter" in stock. The book was supposed to be in the African American Studies section, but Denis could not find it there, despite a thorough search. However, the African American Studies section was along the same wall as the sections for various religions, and Denis noticed that Irshad Manji's latest book was (strangely) in the Hinduism section, so Denis decided to check the Islam section, to see if perhaps Knight's book was there. In turned out he could not find the book in the Islam section either, but he did find Bart Ehrman's "Did Jesus Exist?" therein.
According to Bart Ehrman - “It is true that the Gospels consistently portray Jesus as the Son of God, but that is not the same thing as saying that He was God!” Is Jesus God?
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on Bart Ehrman, the mythicist movement, and most New Testament scholars... "Writing 'Did Jesus Exist" was an interesting task. For one thing, before writing the book, like most New Testament scholars, I knew almost nothing about the mythicist movement. I think mythicists themselves find this very frustrating, that their work is not taken seriously – in fact is not really even known – by precisely the scholars they would most like to convince. But that’s just the way it is. - Dr. Bart Ehrman, Did Jesus Exist as Part One here Ehrman is being contemptuous of Jesus mythicism by asserting that "no real scholars," so to speak, know anything about it, demonstrating how insignificant the perception is. However, what Ehrman is really admitting here is that, until very recently, he knew NOTHING about mythicism. This fact is demonstrated on every page of his book, which reveals he knows very little about the subject matter - yet, he is pretending to be an expert in it! Since he still knows next to nothing abou ...
During a debate on suffering between Bart Ehrman (agnostic) and Dinesh D'Souza (Christian), Ehrman was confronted with a question during the Q&A. Given Ehrman's position that God and suffering are not compatible, he was asked how he could justify the moral standards he was using from a non-theistic perspective. Ehrman responded by pulling a quote from God in Amos 3 and asked, "Is that the kind of God we should be getting our morals from?" So if I were to summarize Ehrman's reasoning, here's how it goes. "How do you know God is immoral for allowing suffering?" "Because God is immoral." This is the kind of thinking we need to be aware of: circular reasoning. It never gets us anywhere. I think any non-theistic framework for morality is just as circular. When I took an ethical theory class last fall, one thing I noticed about every theory we studied, all of which did not look to God for authority, was that all of them did something called begging the question. JS Mill for example said that ethics were based o ...
Any suggestions for some great books-on-tape? I will be doing alot of driving this summer & this is how I hold still long enough to 'read' books. Some I have already read this past year are: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver; Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter;The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker; Catching Fire (Hunger Games)by Suzanne Collins; DMT,the Spirit Molecule byRick Strassman; Entangled by Graham Hancock; Eternal Life: A New Vision by John Shelby Spong; The Family by Jeff Sharlet; Forged by Bart Ehrman; Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks; The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene; Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg; Mockingjay (Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins; The Obama Hate Machine by Bill Press; Outlander by Diana Gabaldon; The Stand by Stephen King; Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson; Strategic Vision by Zbigniew Brzezinski; Tales of A Shaman's Apprentice by Mark Plotkin; Walt Disney by Neal Gabler; 11-22-63 by Stephen King; Solaris by Stansislaw Lem, Bill Johnston. I am half way thru Dan ...
Did Jesus exist? By Me My short answer for this question is "Yes, Jesus existed." If you're satisfied with that answer, you can move on to other topics you find more interesting. On the other hand, this question has arisen in recent years, and it deserves a serious answer. I hope my answer will be serious enough, but I realize that it won't satisfy everyone. In fact, it may only satisfy me for a short time, and then I'll have to reconsider how I write my answer later. I refuse to attack or denigrate those who deny Jesus' existence. I believe they are wrong, but not for theological reasons or to defend anything I hold as sacred. Moreover, I have no interest in denying that Christians of later centuries interpolated their ideas into ancient manuscripts. An overwhelming amount of evidence exists that such practices were common for various reasons, and ancient scholars occasionally discovered and condemned such forgeries. That is a matter of record. Bart Ehrman, an agnostic/atheist New Testament scholar, has ...
Thanks so much, Daniel. Jerry Hawthorne was a master teacher for many of us, from Bart Ehrman to pastor John Ortberg.
Interesting insight into the authorship of some of the books of the New Testament. BTW, I just got Bart Ehrman's "Forged" this past weekend! What a coincidence I see this today!
Robby will soon be having an exchange with WLC, and he'll have the help Bart Ehrman, Vic Stenger, Sean Carroll and others!
While most people think that the twenty-seven books of the New Testament are the only sacred writings of the early Christians, this is not at all the case. A companion volume to Bart Ehrman's Lost Christianities, this book offers an anthology of up-to-date and readable translations of many non-ca...
"I heard in an Islamic studies class that Bart Ehrman was Muslim." (Somebody should probably let him know. Poor chap thinks he's Agnostic.)
Last night I had a dream. I dreamed I was on the Holodeck of the space ship Enterprise and had all of my favorite people seated a a large round table with me. I looked around and saw Emanuel Swedenborg, Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jimmy Carter, the Dali Lama, Helen Keller, Joseph Campbell, Robert Bly, Christopher Hitchens, Bart Ehrman, Louis Pendleton, The Buddha, Dorthea Harvey, Frank Rose, Kevin Baxter and Jesus the Christ. For some unknown reason I had been asked to facilitate and moderate this discussion. I have prepared a list of ten questions that were to be discussed in this evenings session. I was excited, a bit intimidated for sure but anxious to start. As you might expect, I directed my first question to Jesus. Jesus, I asked, "What is the nature of life and did you actually speak to Mr. Swedenborg?" Jesus started by saying, "Well Steven, that is a couple of really good questions and I'd be happy to answer them." At that exact moment I realized I was waking up and the holodeck was slowly fading aw ...
Bart Ehrman--the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and a recognized authority on the early Christian Church--and Zlatko Plese here offer a groundbreaking, multi-lingual edition of the Apocryphal Gospels, one that breathes new life into the non-canonical texts that were once ne...
You know what I find interesting about Bart Ehrman's claim that Jesus never claimed to be God in the Synoptic Gospels? The fact that it's simply not true. One huge example can be found in Matthew 22:42-44/Mark 12:35-37/Luke 20:41-44 when Jesus quotes Psalm 110:1 with respect to his lineage from David. "The Lord says to my Lord: 'Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.'” Notice something very subtle here: the first use of "LORD" is in all capital letters, and the second use, whom the first calls Lord, is only capital in the first letter. I learned recently that translators use that to indicate different Hebrew words being used for "Lord." When used in all capital letters, it goes for God's name YHWH, and when only the first letter is capitalized, it goes as "Adonai." Both titles are reserved only for God, but look back to Psalm 110:1. God is giving someone authority reserved for Himself: Adonai. And Jesus uses this in reference to Himself as Adonai, again a term only reserved for ...
Bart Ehrman - (in)famous textual critic of the Bible, and author of "Misquoting Jesus" and "Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bi...
For more great blogs as this one go to: Jesus of the Gospels or Jesus of the Skeptics: You Choose Many skeptics charge that Jesus was a good Jew and therefore had no intention of creating a new religion. Instead, it was His Apostles who created Christianity. New Testament scholar, Bart Ehrman, is a highly popular representative of this thinking: When one reconstructs the actual sayings and deeds of Jesus, they all stand firmly within this Jewish apocalyptic framework. It was only his later followers who saw him as starting a new religion. He appears to have had no intent to start a new religion. His was the religion of the Jews. (Jesus, Interrupted, 237) While it is true that Jesus wasn’t explicit – at least at the beginning - about wanting “to start a new religion,” there were many reasons for this. Such a move would have been interpreted as seditious. Had He spoken against the Mosaic Covenant – and His many detractors were trying to entice Him to do just that – . ...
.Bart Ehrman is one of the foremost scholars on the Bible, he knows it better than anyone. I trust his word over yours.
People I would rather hang out with than Niki Manaj: Michael Moore, Perez Hilton, and Bart Ehrman.
I don’t believe…   By Dave Phillips   I have a relative, who I like and respect, who has been going through a transition from Christianity toward agnosticism and maybe even atheism.  I’ve listened to quite a few of his musings on videos he has posted.  He doesn’t shock me or even surprise me. For many years I have considered myself a “reflective Christian.”  I have entertained many of the same questions that he has dealt with (or is dealing with). I’ve read after others who have gone through similar transitions, like Bart Ehrman, who as far as I know still wrestles with questions.  I’ve had a theory for quite a number of years that the world is divided into two types of thinkers: intellectual thinkers and emotional thinkers.  There’s a whole paper (or maybe a book) to be written on this subject alone, but for now I’ll just say that emotional thinkers have a much easier time with faith than do intellectual thinkers.  I’m not saying that faith doesn’t make sense, but that int ...
Dr. William Lane Craig's lecture on Bart Ehrman (author of Misquoting Jesus).
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