The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture

The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture : The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament

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Ehrman explores how early struggles between Christian 'heresy' and 'orthodoxy' affected proto-orthodox scribes of the second and third centuries, who occasionally altered their sacred texts for polemical reasons. By making their texts 'say' what they were already thought to 'mean', these anonymous copyists effected 'the orthodox corruption of scripture'.show more

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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 18mm | 479.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0195102797
  • 9780195102796
  • 94,598

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"In sum, this book is a fine work of scholarship --innovative, judicious, alert, attentive both to its overarching argument and to the supportive details. . . Ehrman's work is provocative and should give rise to further reflection. I believe it will make a significant contribution to scholarship in both New Testament and early Christian history for a long time to come." --Church History"This detailed, carefully argued, and thoroughly documented study should be purchased for collections serving faculty and graduate students in New Testament studies and church history."--Choice"Written in a clear and interesting style."--The Princeton Seminary Bulletin"Ehrman's study is well written....This book will be useful for senior seminars and beginning graduate students."--The Journal of Religion"Ehrman's is a good book, and one which deserves the attention of scholars"--Reviews in Religion and Theology"[Ehrman's] arguments throughout deserve our attshow more

About Bart D. Ehrman

Bart Ehrman is James A. Gray Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the author of two dozen books in the fields of New Testament and Early more

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