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Bart D. Ehrman

Author of Misquoting Jesus

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About the Author

New Testament scholar Bart D. Ehrman grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from Wheaton College in 1978. He earned his Masters of Divinity and PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary and has taught at Rutgers University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is the James show more A. Gray Distinguished Professor. He has published more than 20 scholarly and popular books, including three New York Times bestsellers, plus numerous articles and book reviews. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Bart D. Ehrman

Misquoting Jesus (2005) 4,018 copies, 107 reviews
Jesus Interrupted (2009) 1,364 copies, 47 reviews
How Jesus Became God (2014) 818 copies, 21 reviews
Did Jesus Exist? (2012) 423 copies, 15 reviews
Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife (2020) 343 copies, 9 reviews
The New Testament (The Great Courses) (1997) 205 copies, 1 review
The Historical Jesus (2000) 122 copies, 1 review
Christianity in Late Antiquity, 300-450 C.E.: A Reader (2003) — Editor — 107 copies, 1 review
The Apostolic Fathers (2003) 27 copies
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Associated Works

The Gospel of Judas (2006) — Contributor — 1,013 copies, 18 reviews
The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot (2006) — Foreword, some editions — 505 copies, 8 reviews
Eerdmans' Dictionary of the Bible (2000) — Contributor, some editions — 440 copies, 2 reviews
Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 351 copies, 3 reviews
The Bible as book : the transmission of the Greek text (2003) — Contributor — 38 copies
Jesus: His Life (A&E Biography) [1995 TV episode] (1995) — Contributor — 19 copies
New Testament Textual Criticism, Exegesis and Church History (1994) — Contributor, some editions — 9 copies


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Very informative — covers almost all the early forms of Christianity. Goes into detail about how our current version of Christianity ✝️ became the dominant form. He explains clearly the differences between the different sects and the influences that formed each. Well written, lots of information.
bgknighton | 24 other reviews | Apr 19, 2024 |
This is highly recommended for those wanting to know how the Bible was put together and how books were judged to be holy cannon. Erdrich addresses the many early opinions on what defined a Christian and the writings by authors whose beliefs were out of the mainstream. These included the secret knowledge of the Gnostics, and the ideas that Jesus was only human or only God. He also sheds light on certain books whose authorship is not as attributed.

It’s a fascinating story, told clearly and with great scholarship.

This was from the library. I need to purchase a copy and listen to it again, strictly due to the wealth of information.
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streamsong | 3 other reviews | Mar 5, 2024 |
New Testament scholar Bart D. Ehrman treats the Book of Revelation as an outlier in the New Testament canon, presenting a portrait of Jesus as an angry, vengeful, jealous deity who will destroy most of the human race. The book’s author, John of Patmos, was convinced that Jesus would soon return to destroy the Roman empire, saving only his devoted “slaves,” a word he uses in preference to milder words like servants or followers. Jesus, here, is God’s warrior avatar. He and God are out for blood. The Jesus of love and mercy described by the gospel of John is nowhere to be found. Ehrman agrees with Christopher Frillingos that Revelation is “a frankly imperialist narrative” that predicts the establishment of a Christian empire to replace Rome. Ironically, the new empire will be based on the Roman belief that “wealth and domination can be ultimate goods.” Such an ideology, Ehrman says, is contrary to the Jesus presented in the Gospels, who advocated a life of service to others as the ultimate good.… (more)
Tom-e | 6 other reviews | Feb 13, 2024 |



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