Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)
Picking up where Bible expert Bart Ehrman's New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus left off, Jesus, Interrupted addresses the larger issue of what the New Testament actually teaches—and it's not what most people think. Here Ehrman reveals what scholars have unearthed:The authors of the New... show more
Picking up where Bible expert Bart Ehrman's New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus left off, Jesus, Interrupted addresses the larger issue of what the New Testament actually teaches—and it's not what most people think. Here Ehrman reveals what scholars have unearthed:The authors of the New Testament have diverging views about who Jesus was and how salvation worksThe New Testament contains books that were forged in the names of the apostles by Christian writers who lived decades laterJesus, Paul, Matthew, and John all represented fundamentally different religionsEstablished Christian doctrines—such as the suffering messiah, the divinity of Jesus, and the trinity—were the inventions of still later theologiansThese are not idiosyncratic perspectives of just one modern scholar. As Ehrman skillfully demonstrates, they have been the standard and widespread views of critical scholars across a full spectrum of denominations and traditions. Why is it most people have never heard such things? This is the book that pastors, educators, and anyone interested in the Bible have been waiting for—a clear and compelling account of the central challenges we face when attempting to reconstruct the life and message of Jesus.
Publish date: February 23rd 2009
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
Absolutely fascinating book about approaching the Bible as a historical document for scholarly review/comparison. As an atheist, I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this but it made me consider the Bible in a completely different way.I'm now moving on to Ehrman's other titles.
If you'd like to take a New Testament course with a popular professor, here you go. You can totally understand why he'd be popular. Each chapter addresses some aspect of the research that goes into an historical-critical model, he lets us know what is consensus, and what is fringe. He explains the t...
I’m going to catch Hell for this………..The Bible is the most boring book ever written. Ever. This book has some very interesting observations and conclusions, but the author admitted he was delving into the minutia of the Bible but that he just couldn’t help himself, he then stated “I’m going to sto...
Ehrman explains the issues and current scholarship regarding the Bible and the historical Jesus where anyone can understand them. Highly recommended.
I never did figure out what the title of this book is supposed to mean, but it doesn't matter. The secondary title is most relevant. Ehrman is a biblical scholar in the "historical-critical" school and he really knows his stuff. Scholarly but quite readable, fascinating, and provocative.