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Bart D. Erhman: Misquoting Jesus (Stanford Lecture Series)

Bart D. Erhman, Misquoting Jesus: Scribes who Altered Scripture and Readers Who May Never Know (Heyns Lecture Series, Stanford University’s Office for Religious Life, 2007).

For those who don’t have time to read Bart D. Erhman’s book, I found a helpful summary of his ideas in this lecture.  As you may already know, Erhman used to be an evangelical, but after a rigorous scholarly study of Scripture came to be one of the most outspoken critics against evangelical views of Scripture and lost his Christian faith.  I have also posted another video from Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley below, in which Erhman interacts with a more conservative scholar, Mike Licona, who went through a similar experience of doubt during his scholarly study of Scriptures and appears to have let go of his former views of Scripture, but without loosing his Christian faith.  They show the deepest respect for one another, but each brings different philosophical presuppositions that determine what can and cannot be concluded based on the historical evidence.

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Bart D. Erhman and Mike Licona on Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley


1 Comment

  1. Thanks for posting these videos. I am a Catholic priest in the Raleigh Diocese and students at UNC Chapel Hill frequently ask me questions about Dr. Ehrman, his background, his hermeneutic of suspicion (and or deconstruction) and why he is teaching an intro course at a public university that discourages students from thinking that it is possible to reconcile Christian faith and reason. I have read some of your other posts and I am grateful for your healthy dialogue with a variety of bloggers and researchers. I am located very close to a Baptist/Calvinist seminary in Wake Forest, NC and I have similar discussions with students that want to dive deep into theology and examine the scriptures, church fathers and the language we use in tri-logue (when the dialogue is accompanied by the Holy Spirit) as we discern how to incarnate John 17:21.
    Lenten Blessings!

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