Jesus, Interrupted:Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know about Them)

Jesus, Interrupted:Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know about Them)
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The Bible is filled with inspiration, hope, and, unfortunately, mistakes. Bart Ehrman, New Testament scholar and author of Misquoting Jesus, expands on his earlier work in the New York Times bestseller Jesus, Interrupted. We learn that some books of the Bible were forged by later authors, Scriptural texts were altered, and the books of Scripture themselves are often completely at odds with one another on such key issues as who Jesus really was and what salvation really is.

According to Ehrman, the problems with the Bible are well known to scholars. But why is the laity so unaware? Ehrman argues that scholars have failed to share their findings with the general public, and pastors have chosen not to share them with their congregations.

Bart D. Ehrman is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Jesus, Interrupted, Misquoting Jesus and God's Problem. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the Bible and the life of Jesus. He has been featured in Time and has appeared on "NBC Dateline," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," CNN, the History Channel, major NPR shows, and other top media outlets. He lives in Durham, N.C.

"Bart Ehrman's career is testament to the fact that no one can slice and dice a belief system more surgically than someone who grew up inside it. ... There's something delicious (for nonbelievers, anyway) about the implacable, dispassionate way that Ehrman reveals how the supposedly "divine truth" of Christianity was historically constructed."

- Salon.com
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9780061173943
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February 2, 2010