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.
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 1 day ago by kmoore
I have been privileged to have taken several courses by Professor Ehrman. He is accurate, articulate and well documented. Read morePublished 3 days 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 29 days 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 1 month ago by Furball
Dr. Ehrman finds deceitful intent almost everywhere he looks. That's not to say that where he looks, the NT and the apocrypha, there aren't (depending on your perspective)... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patrick J. Goggins
I've read a half dozen of Bart Ehrman's books and would consider myself a 'fan' of his work. As with his other books, "Forged" presents precepts of modern biblical... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Irene Ringworm
I've read several of Bart Ehrman's books. They have not changed my beliefs, but they have confirmed my disbelief. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Avid Reader