Bart Ehrman and Richard Bauckham on the Reliability of the Gospels

Apologetics and Theology

Bart Ehrman has made a second career out of trying to demolish confidence in the New Testament. Because he is a respected scholar and a talented writer, he is someone who must be taken seriously. […]

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Yes Maclean’s, Jesus Really Did Exist

Just in time for Easter, Maclean’s magazine ran an article called Did Jesus Really Exist? written by Brian Bethune. It is a bit of strange article, blending theories by Bart Ehrman and Richard Carrier. There […]

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Bart Ehrman and Richard Dawkins: Who is the Most Dangerous?

When I think of popular critics of Christianity, I think the most well known are Bart Ehrman and Richard Dawkins. They are very different. Bart Ehrman is an agnostic New Testament scholar who was once […]

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Reinventing Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

I have had Reinventing Jesus on my bookshelf for some time. While it looked interesting, it was not a priority for me to read. It looked like more of the same popular level historical Jesus […]

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Religion Soup

Acadia Divinity College, were I study, has a series called Religion Soup.  These include debates featuring Craig Evans, Bart Ehrman, Mike Licona and Dale Martin.  You can find these debates on Youtube at this playlist.

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Bart Ehrman on the Testimonium Flavianum

I continually hear people suggest that the Testimonium Flavianum, that is Josephus’ testimony about Jesus, is only accepted by evangelicals.  Even to suggest that Josephus had a core statement later augmented by Christians is an […]

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Bart Ehrman vs Richard Carrier

Bart Ehrman, who is normally a critic of Christianity and the Bible, recently wrote a book defending the existence of Jesus against the claims of the Jesus mythicists.  Richard Carrier, an atheist and a scholar […]

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Reliability of the New Testament

Mike Licona and Tony Costa have written reviews on The Reliability of the New Testament: Bart Ehrman and Daniel Wallace in Dialogue for the Review of Biblical Literature.  You can read their reviews here.

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Bart Ehrman on the Existence of Jesus

There are a lot of things that Bart Ehrman says that I disagree with.  However, he does a great job of dealing with people who deny Jesus existed.  He does an incredible job on this […]

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Making of the New Testament

Apologetics and Theology

The New Testament is an incredibly influential book but how did it come to be?  People like Bart Ehrman seem to attack almost every issue regarding the process.  Arthur Patzia’s Making of the New Testament is […]

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Lost Scriptures

I just finished reading Bart Ehrman’s Lost Scriptures.  I quite enjoyed this book.  It is a collection of non-canonical gospels, acts, epistles and apocalypses.  It also includes the earliest canonical lists.  There is a wide […]

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Losing Christianity

Apologetics and Theology

I recently wrote a review article on Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus and Lost Christianities which has just been published in the McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry.  You can find the article entitled: “Losing Christianity: […]

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Misquoting Truth

Apologetics and Theology

I recently finished reading Timothy Paul Jones’ Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus.  Despite the title, it is in fact a response to both Misquoting Jesus and Lost Christianities.  […]

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Lost Christianities

I have just finished reading Bart Ehrman’s Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and Faiths We Never Knew. First of all, it must be said that Ehrman is a talented writer. He is able to […]

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The Text of the New Testament

Having just recently read Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus, I decided to go back and reread Bruce Metzger’s The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration.  Bruce Metzger was Ehrman’s teacher and yet Metzger […]

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Misquoting Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

I recently read Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.  In some ways, Ehrman should be commended for this book.  He took what is to many people the very […]

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Reading the Bible Literally

One of the issues that comes up often concerns how literal to read the Bible.  Often times our view of interpretation is defined by our attitude toward inspiration.  Some liberals take the Bible as just […]

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Bart Ehrman and N.T. Wright on Suffering

Suffering

The Beliefnet web-site has a very interesting “blogalogue” between Bart Ehrman and N.T. Wright on the issue of suffering.  Both are respected biblical scholars but Ehrman is a former evangelical who has left the faith […]

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