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Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them) Paperback – February 2, 2010
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“Ehrman’s ability to translate scholarship for a popular audience has made the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a superstar in the publishing world” (IndyWeek)
“For both scholars and the masses who read about religion, Bart D. Ehrman needs no introduction . . . He adds the personal to the scholarly for some of his works, detailing how he went from a Moody Bible Institute-educated fundamentalist evangelical to an agnostic . (Durham Herald-Sun)
“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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The Human Story Behind the Divine Book
In this New York Times bestseller, leading Bible expert Bart Ehrman skillfully demonstrates that the New Testament is riddled with contradictory views about who Jesus was and the significance of his life. Ehrman reveals that many of the books were written in the names of the apostles by Christians living decades later, and that central Christian doctrines were the inventions of still later theologians. Although this has been the standard and widespread view of scholars for two centuries, most people have never learned of it.
Jesus, Interrupted is a clear and compelling account of the central challenges we have when attempting to reconstruct the life and meaning of Jesus.
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Until recently, I've always been kind of wary of Dr Ehrman because of his agnostic leaning and I thought this would come through in his writing. I can happily say I was wrong. He even explains that his shift from faith isn't because of his findings while researching the NT texts and contradictions, rather he is not able to reconcile the problem of evil with aloving God. While I believe his presuppositions of who God is supposed to be is the main issue, nevertheless he states more than once that the textual issues needn't interfere with ones faith. I agree with this statement as my faith in Christ isn't solely packaged in a collection of ancient texts.
This book will inevitably rustle the theological jimmies of more fundamentalist Christians as they need the Bible to be literally factually true in order for their belief system to stay intact. Unfortunately for this group, facts don't lie, and as more and more research is conducted, they do and will find themselves increasingly appealing to "mystery", "tension", and "paradox" in order for them to remain theologically obtuse to the facts that are presented.
If you can understand that the Bible is imperfect, written by people who are just as fallible as you or I, then I feel this will be a rewarding read. In fact, knowing about the different motivations of the different authors has actually brought the text more to life as applicable spiritual lessons rather than a cold, dead literalism. This my first book by Dr Ehrman, and it won't be the last.