The Gospel According to Bart

See a series of excerpts from Jesus Interrupted:

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

written by Bart D Ehrman.

 

There came a time when I left the faith. This was not because of what I learned through historical criticism, but because I could no longer reconcile my faith in God with the state of the world that I saw all around me.

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The views I set out in this book are standard fare among scholars. I don’t know a single Bible scholar who will learn a single thing from this book, although they will disagree with conclusions here and there. In theory, pastors should not learn much from it either, as this material is widely taught in seminaries and divinity schools. But most people in the street, and in the pew, have heard none of this before. That is a real shame, and it is time that something is done to correct the problem.

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