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It is often said, even by critical scholars whoshould know better, that “writing in the nameof another” was widely accepted in antiquity.But New York Times bestselling author Bart D.Ehrman dares to call it what it was: literaryforgery, a practice that was as scandalous then as itis today. In Forged, Ehrman’s fresh and originalresearch takes readers back to the ancient world,where forgeries were used as weapons by unknownauthors to fend off attacks to their faith andestablish their church. So, if many of the books inthe Bible were not in fact written by Jesus’s innercircle—but by writers living decades later, withdiffering agendas in rival communities—whatdoes that do to the authority of Scripture?
Ehrman investigates ancient sources to:
Ehrman’s fascinating story of fraud and deceit isessential reading for anyone interested in the truthabout the Bible and the dubious origins ofChristianity’s sacred texts.
Bart D Ehrman is my favorite author on Christian history. If you are familiar with his work, this is typical Ehrman, so you will not be disappointed. Recommended.Published 22 days ago by D. Jett
Ehrman's writing is controversial.He is a great writer & historian but lost his religion through the study of religion. It is easy to dispute him but it is hard to ignore him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
“One of the ironies of modern religion is that the absolute commitment to truth in some forms of evangelical and fundamentalist Christianity and the concomitant view that truth is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristi Richardson
Good well thought out information. Writing a little a little repetitive. I have several of Ehrman's lecture series on DVD. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Creighton
A fascinating account of the many canonical books that aren't written by who the books claim they were. Covers many non-canonical instances of forgery as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. Trsek
He makes a powerful case for why the Gospels and some of the Pauline writings are not written by whom it is claimed to have written them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Verner Hultman
I have now read several of Dr. Ehrman's books and this was my favorite. Not wanting to be like the close-minded person I was in my former Christian life I searched for rebuttals to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jack H