Podcast #51 – Bart Ehrman

We interview Bart Ehrman, Biblical scholar and author of the new book Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them). Dr. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.   He has written 21 books and numerous articles, but he is best known for his nonfiction books on Biblical scholarship aimed at general audiences–books that reveal Christianity’s dirty little secret: that what scholars know about the problems with the Bible rarely makes it to the pulpit.

For more info about Dr. Ehrman and his work visit bartdehrman.com.

Also mentioned in the podcast:

Read John’s review of Jesus, Interrupted.  You can buy it at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

Misquoting Jesus – Another great book by Dr. Ehrman published in 2005.  You can buy it at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.

Does the God of Christianity Exist? A panel discussion from the Christian Book Expo, in which Christian apologist Lee Strobel claims that there’s a solid case for the historical accuracy of the Gospels.

2010 Mythicist Prize – Organized by author Rene Salms (who makes the controversial claim that the city of Nazareth didn’t even exist during Jesus’ time) and coordinated with the blessing of American Atheists, this prize offers $1,000 to the best academic paper proving that Jesus did not exist.


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Recorded April 17, 2009.  Hosted by John C. Snider and David Driscoll.

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