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The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart. Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them). By Bart D. Ehrman. Publisher. Please Pardon This Interruption Review of Jesus Interrupted by Bart Ehrman reviewed Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman has lately made a career out of brokering.

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As Ehrman skillfully demonstrates, they have been the standard and widespread views of critical scholars across a full spectrum of denominations and traditions. This is part one of a two-part analysis.

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Through a close reading, with careful attention paid to the contradictions, scholars can get a sense of who the gospel writers were, and why they created the type of christianity that they did.

Facebook Email Twitter Pinterest. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This book ehrma be read by anyone who ever reads the Bible. View all 23 comments. I was exposed to the Bible as much as your average Christian. Jesus, Interrupted doesnt’ cover any jezus not already covered in Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus or Lost Christianities. So that’s where the whole virginity obsession comes from. These gart represent thousands and thousands of students, and hundreds and hundreds of professors.

The Bible, I thought, contained no outright contradictions, and any seeming contradictions were merely the result of a failure to properly interpret one passage or the other. He’s a scholar whose sole purpose is to educate. As you can probably imagine this concept is quite controversial, but having attended a Bible believing Christian college I can say that almost every point made in this book I was taught at LBC.


Oct 26, Bob rated it really liked it. At ehran he has seemed more preacher than scholar.

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Simply and accessibly written, it introduces lay readers to the conclusions of mainstream scholarship and some of ebrman evidence behind them. Many seem to think the Bible just dropped down from heaven in the form it is today and that the Christian religions of years ago were the same as today.

The way to convert people away from their mostly pagan religions was to tell them stories about Jesus: Neither of the answers inferrupted well on him. That these writers had some personal agenda when they wrote their books and those “colored” the Bible that we now revered as the “single source of truth.

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Analysis of Bart Ehrman’s Jesus, Interrupted—Part 1 – Melissa Cain Travis

Resurrection or reincarnation as Hindus would say represents hope beyond all hope, a new beginning despite and in spite of all that is fallible in humanity. As rural folk they probably would not have any knowledge of Greek; if they did, it would have been extremely rough Obviously there’s nothing new in this book or things which haven’t been said before, but this book does a nice job of presenting a bunch of topics in a relatively short space in an easy to understand manner, something which Ehrman seems to do well.

Ehrman knows his stuff when it comes to religion and the Bible, jjesus particular. I have emerged from the crisis and entered something of a renaissance in my own faith. These had a huge influence on my changing views of The Bible and of religion in general. To admit that its not inerrant and infallable creates a new set of problems for the modern Christian.


Again, one is perplexed by Ehrman’s exegesis given that in Matthew’s gospel Jesus declares, “No one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to who the Son chooses to reveal him” The ways that they switch up the stories can tell us about the viewpoints, but only if we look closely.

Retrieved February 24, This type of chronological flexibility is not unusual in the gospels nor in other gart literaturebut is surprisingly missed by Ehrman. This book points out many of the questions I have asked for years What have you been thinking about?

Some people may think that it is a dangerous attitude to take toward the Bible, to pick and choose and you want to accept and throw everything else out. A few of the issues that he brings up strike me bbart hard, and now that he’s brought them up I can’t see how I could have missed them in previous readings of the Bible. Every Christians should read this book. Ehrman is determined to see the accounts as impossibly divergent, rather than to consider alternative proposals.

Did history play out precisely as the scriptures describe, from the creation of the world through the ages to the coming of the Christ? He does a good job of surfacing his biases and being explicit that you can believe everything he says and still be a faithful and committed Christian.