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.
Scholarship has revealed considerable detail which questions the chronology of the gospels and also the elucidation of the probable agendas of the authors. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Roxie G. Powell
There are some committed Christians who aren't willing to accept the reality that some of the texts in the New Testament were written by people other than who they claim to... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Dave LaP
Must read for beginning Biblical scholars... or, anyone interested in biblical authorship (Which I imagine is anyone reading any part of the bible.)Published 19 days ago by Michael Young
Ehrman really knows his stuff when it comes to Biblical textual criticism. He can really destroy your naive belief that "the Bible is inerrant" in this and others of his... Read morePublished 29 days ago by kmoore
I have been privileged to have taken several courses by Professor Ehrman. He is accurate, articulate and well documented. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wanita L. Panza
Deeply informative. The world of bible scholarship is concisely presented and discussed in this book. It should be an interesting read for both believers and non-believers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher J. Rodriguez
Love Ehrman, the evangelicals who cannot stomach the truth will hate it.Published 1 month ago by Gale W Tenney
Nice read about history of bible. I really enjoyed it even though I usually just read science fiction books.Published 1 month ago by Rolf Redford
Didn't totally agree with Mr. Ehrman...but much of what he wrote gets your beyond the fundamentalist BS/lies about Biblical inerrancy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Furball