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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.
I enjoyed reading Forged so much I did not start reading any other books until I finished it.
Rather than follow his religious indoctrination as a born-again Christian, the good doctor remains faithful to Jesus' maxim, "The truth will set you free."
Forged by Bart D. Ehrman "Forged" is the latest book from critical biblical scholar and New York Times Bestselling author Bard D. Ehrman.
Ehrman is sticking to many of his previous book themes, more or less, that his considerable education and research has led him to recalibrate and adjust his early Fundamentalist... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Wandering Pilot in Seattle
For those who believe the Christian bible is the inerrant "word of God", please be advised it is actually the error-ridden work of man. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Susan Rhodes
Herman brings great and factual insight to both his courses and writingsPublished 19 days ago by D. Murphy
I am not sure t hat I can follow the author's presentation as I do not have the necessary background information.Published 1 month ago by Rkellerhouse
I was surprised and even shocked to read how the bible gradually was constructedPublished 1 month ago by Jan Westman
Great critical study of the Biblical manuscripts. This is a very fine book and is exceedingly well researched.Published 1 month ago by Surfer23451
This is another one of Ehrman's brilliant analysis of Biblical writings.Published 2 months ago by Robyn
I had read the book, so I knew what I wanted and the copy I received was in excellent condition.Published 2 months ago by Joseph P. Fox