Jesus, Interrupted

Jesus, Interrupted : Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know about Them)

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 292 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • 0061173932
  • 9780061173936
  • 386,045

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"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
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Table of contents

- ONE: A Historical Assault on Faith
- TWO: A World of Contradictions
- THREE: A Mass of Variant Views
- FOUR: Who Wrote the Bible?
- FIVE: Liar, Lunatic, or Lord? Finding the Historical Jesus
- SIX: How We Got the Bible
- SEVEN: Who Invented Christianity?
- EIGHT: Is Faith Possible?
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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
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