A dear friend of mine sent me a link to an NPR interview with Bart Ehrman, author of Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don’t Know About Them). As this is Holy Week, I thought that the topic was a great one for discussion.
Bang off, I knew that I’d like Ehrman’s book because the opening paragraph includes this tidbit:
Originally an evangelical Christian, Ehrman believed that the Bible was the inerrant word of God. But later, as a student at Princeton Theological Seminary, Ehrman started reading the Bible with a more historical approach and analyzing contradictions in the Gospels.
Exactly. No doubt the two oh-so righteous fundamentalist spies that snoop my blog have their extra-large panties all in a knot over reading that line. That’s why I chose to post this- well, not really.
I wonder if very many Christians know that there was no Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. I’m betting 15% at best. I think I learned that at the outset of my ‘studies’ in Agnosticism 101.
Has anyone read the book?