Saturday, August 9, 2014

Misquoting Jesus (National Cathedral Lecture)

On Feb. 6, 2007, Bart D. Ehrman gave a lecture at The Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral on "Misquoting Jesus" an exploration of how scribes changed the bible and possible reasons why. Bart questions the substantial integrity of the transmission of the New Testament manuscripts. Some orthodox scribes in the early church and later corrupted the New Testament to sustain and fortify their own theology.

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bart D. Ehrman came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC Bart D. Ehrman has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois), Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude.

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