Bart Ehrman & Daniel Wallace held one of five debates on February 1st, 2012 at 7:00 PM, located in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Memorial Hall Performing Arts Theater. Bart and Daniel discussed the origins, transmission, and reliability of the New Testament in an event called "Is the Original New Testament Lost?" The format was a 30-minute opener from each professor, followed by two rounds of 5-minute responses to the other. Then, questions from the floor and, finally, a one-minute closing statement from each professor.
Miles O’Neill was the moderator and the debate was sponsored by the Ehrman Project, which Miles leads. Over 1000 people were in attendance.
Program discussed on Bart Ehrman's Foundation Blog: http://ehrmanblog.org/?p=8529
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC he 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.