Bart Ehrman - 'Jesus Before the Gospels'
He's always fascinating. UNC professor of Religious Studies Bart Ehrman returns with Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior. He visits Tuesday, March 1, at 7 pm. Ehrman considers whether the eyewitness reports the Gospels are based on can truly be considered historically reliable (as church doctrine assumes), considering the depth of research that has been done in various fields of academic study relating to human memory. He applies this research to the formation of the New Testament and the distinctive communities that formed the Gospels showing the very different issues that motivated these groups, and what these motivations say about the portrait of the historical Jesus they describe. His previous books include How Jesus Became God, Misquoting Jesus, and Lost Scriptures.
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 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.
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.
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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 portrait of the person at the heart of the Christian tradition.
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