Ehrman, Bart D.
Most widely held works about Bart D Ehrman
Most widely held works by Bart D Ehrman
Truth and fiction in The Da Vinci code : a historian reveals what we really know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Thai and held by 2,660 libraries worldwide
A biblical historian examines the history of the early Christian church that forms the background for "The Da Vinci Code," pointing out inaccuracies in the novel and providing an introduction to biblical scholarship.
Misquoting Jesus : the story behind who changed the Bible and why by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,405 libraries worldwide
When Biblical scholar Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages, he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. For almost 1500 years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were influenced by the cultural, theological and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible. He makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and beliefs stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes--alterations that dramatically affected subsequent versions.--From publisher description.
Lost scriptures : books that did not make it into the New Testament ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,089 libraries worldwide
"We may think of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament as the only sacred writings of the early Christians, but this is not at all the case. Lost Scriptures offers an anthology of up-to-date and readable translations of many non-canonical writings from the first centuries after Christ - texts that have been for the most part lost or neglected for almost two millennia." "Lost Scriptures gives readers a vivid picture of the range of beliefs that battled each other in the first centuries of the Christian era. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Bible or the early Church."--Jacket.
Lost Christianities : the battle for Scripture and the faiths we never knew by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,027 libraries worldwide
"In Lost Christianities, Bart D. Ehrman offers a fascinating look at these early forms of Christianity and shows how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten. All of these groups insisted that they upheld the teachings of Jesus and his apostles, and they all possessed writings that bore out their claims, books reputedly produced by Jesus' own followers. Modern archaeological work has recovered a number of key texts, and as Ehrman shows, these spectacular discoveries reveal religious diversity that says much about the ways in which history gets written by the winners. Ehrman's discussion ranges from considerations of various "lost scriptures"--Including forged gospels supposedly written by Simon Peter, Jesus' closest disciple, and Judas Thomas, Jesus' alleged twin brother - to the disparate beliefs of such groups as the Jewish-Christian Ebionites, the anti-Jewish Marcionites, and various "Gnostic" sects. Ehrman examines in depth the battles that raged between "proto-orthodox Christians" - those who eventually compiled the canonical books of the New Testament and standardized Christian belief - and the groups they denounced as heretics and ultimately overcame."--Jacket.
Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene : the followers of Jesus in history and legend by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,826 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Bart Ehrman, author of the bestsellers Misquoting Jesus and Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code, here takes readers on another engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of three of Jesus' most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, Paul of Tarsus, and Mary Magdalene.
The lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot : a new look at betrayer and betrayed by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
The biblical scholar recounts the events surrounding the discovery and handling of the Gospel of Judas, and provides an overview of its content, in which Judas is portrayed as a faithful disciple.
The lost gospel : the quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot by Herbert Krosney ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,562 libraries worldwide
Describes how the Gospel of Judas was discovered, why it was historically denounced as heresy, and what it says about the disciple's role in the plan for salvation.
God's problem : how the Bible fails to answer our most important question--why we suffer by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,463 libraries worldwide
Renowned Bible scholar Bart Ehrman discusses the contradictory explanations for suffering put forth by various biblical writers and invites all people of faith--or no faith--to confront their deepest questions about how God engages the world and each of us.
Jesus, interrupted : revealing the hidden contradictions in the Bible (and why we don't know about them) by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,391 libraries worldwide
This work addresses the issue of what the New Testament actually teaches, and it's not what most people think. The author, a Bible expert demonstrates that the New Testament is riddled with contradictory views about who Jesus was and the significance of his life. He reveals that many of the books were written in the names of the apostles by Christians living decades later, and that central Christian doctrines were the inventions of still later theologians. Although this has been the standard and widespread view of scholars for two centuries, most people have never learned of it.
Jesus, apocalyptic prophet of the new millennium by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
"Few biographical subjects spark passions as intensely as do interpretations of the life of Jesus. In this highly accessible book, Bart Ehrman reviews the latest textual and archeological research into Jesus's life and the history of first-century Palestine, and draws a fascinating; controversial portrait of the man and his teachings." "Through a careful evaluation of the New Testament Gospels and other surviving sources, including the more recently discovered Gospels of Thomas and Peter, Ehrman proposes that Jesus can be best understood as an apocalyptic prophet, a man convinced that the world would end dramatically within his lifetime, and that a new kingdom would be created on earth - a just and peaceful kingdom ruled by a benevolent God. According to Ehrman, Jesus's belief in a coming apocalypse and his expectation of an utter reversal in the world's social organization underscores not only the radicalism of his teachings, but also sheds light on both the appeal of his message to society's outcasts and the threat he posed to the established leadership in Jerusalem."--BOOK JACKET.
The New Testament : a historical introduction to the early Christian writings by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
This lucid introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books. Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose and shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being, who produced them, what they mean, how they relate to contemporary Christian and non-Christian literature, and how they came to be collected into a canon of Scripture. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical, literary, and religious milieu of the Greco-Roman world, including early Judaism. As part of its historical orientation, this text also discusses works by other Christian writers who were roughly contemporary with the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Apocalypse of Peter, and the letters of Ignatius.
Forged : writing in the name of God : why the Bible's authors are not who we think they are by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
"In FORGED New York Times bestselling author, Bart Ehrman, reveals another hidden scandal of the Bible. For centuries, scholars have known that not all of the books in the New Testament are authentic while the general public has been blissfully unaware. The books of the New Testament are widely assumed to be written accounts of Jesus's life by those who knew him best. However, if the Gospels and letters were not written by memebers of Jesus's inner circle--but by later writers with differing agendas in rival communitites--then the authority of the Bible collapses. Based on new, original research, Ehrman takes the reader on a journey to the ancient world and the forgery battles that raged throughout the Roman Empire. The popular myth is that "writing in the name of another" was a common, accepted practice in antiquity. Not so argues Ehrman. Forgery was as scandalous then as it is now. And yet, at a time when all documents and letters where copied by hand and circulated freely with little or no authorial control, identifying who actually penned a piece of writing-be it political, historical, or religious-was fraught with uncertainty. FORGED exposes the forged letters written in the name of Jesus's disciples for the expressed purpose of gaining acceptance in the early church...which is exactly what happened and why we have the Bible we read today"--
The orthodox corruption of Scripture : the effect of early Christological controversies on the text of the New Testament by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 libraries worldwide
"Exploring the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, Bart Ehrman examines how early struggles between Christian "heresy" and "orthodoxy" affected the transmission of the documents over which, in part, the debates were waged. In the process, he provides a valuable analysis of significant textual problems that continue to puzzle New Testament scholars." "Ehrman argues that scribes of the second and third centuries occasionally altered their sacred texts for polemical reasons. In order to make them support established christological doctrine, scribes imported orthodox motions into passages, or modified texts that might have lent support to heretical views. Closely examining three such heresies, Ehrman identifies how the proto-orthodox response affected the evolving texts of scripture, devoting a chapter to adoptionists like the Ebionites, who claimed that Christ was a man but not God; one to docetists like Marcion, who claimed that Christ was God but not a man; and another to Gnostics like the Ptolemaeans, who claimed that Christ was two beings, one divine and one human." "The first full-length work to evaluate textual data with reference to specific controversies between orthodoxy and heresies, Ehrman's thorough and incisive analysis makes a vital contribution to our understanding of the social and intellectual history of early Christianity. In addition, it raises intriguing questions about the relationship of readers to their texts - especially in an age when scribes could transform the documents they reproduced to make them say what they were already thought to mean, effecting thereby the orthodox corruption of Scripture."--BOOK JACKET.
The New Testament and other early Christian writings : a reader by Bart D Ehrman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
The Apostolic Fathers ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
After the New Testament : a reader in early Christianity ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
The Gospel of Judas ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Scholars and theologians discuss the discovery of The Gospel of Judas, how it was restored, and its implications for Christianity.
Jesus his life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
He was a simple carpenter, yet His words transformed the course of Western Civilization. This is the inspiring account of the greatest story ever told, the life of Jesus of Galilee. From His birth in Bethlehem to His final days and crucifixion. Explore the mysteries and myths of His miraculous life and legacy. Walk the Holy Lands and hear His words. Discover new archaeological findings that are yielding fresh insights into the life and times of one of the most celebrated and revered figures in history.
The text of the New Testament : its transmission, corruption, and restoration by Bruce Manning Metzger ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
The New Testament by Bart D Ehrman ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Provides a historical context to foster a fuller understanding of contemporary events and people in the New Testament. Discuses distinguishing characteristics between the Greco-Roman cults and Judaism and Christianity, Jesus as a historical figure, and each of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament.
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