Jesus, Interrupted

Jesus, Interrupted

Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know About Them)

Book - 2009
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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 works

The New Testament contains books that were forged in the names of the apostles by Christian writers who lived decades later

Jesus, Paul, Matthew, and John all represented fundamentally different religions

Established Christian doctrines--such as the suffering messiah, the divinity of Jesus, and the trinity--were the inventions of still later theologians

These 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.

Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061173936
0061173932
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 24 cm.

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JeffBowman
Nov 02, 2015

I am still a Christian after reading this very good book. My intent was to find ways to disagree with this apostate (hahah) and strengthen my faith & I did that....But in an un-anticipated way. Ehrman explains many of the contradictions I've picked up on since childhood - Grist for the faithful - I have to laugh when I hear [smart?] people saying "you better be careful with agnostic's writings" - The point is there were so many competing Christianities prior to Nicaea. I guess it is true - The victors write history - Who'd of thunk?

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Benfred94
Jun 28, 2015

Reply to rjc34, unfortunately this "must read for all Christians" will be immediately called propaganda and atheist agenda. They will not take it seriously or even consider this with an open-mind

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frosty2
Nov 27, 2011

made the Bible more of a historical document-- which it is.....
puts it in historical perspective

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rjc34
Apr 27, 2011

A must read for all Christians, and all wanting to gain a greater understanding of reality.

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