Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2005-11
The author of Lost Christianities reveals how ancient scribes erroneously or deliberately changed New Testament stories in the face of period cultural, theological, and political disputes, explaining how numerous Christian beliefs are based on altered texts. 50,000 first printing.
ERZÄHLUNGEN DES INTERNATIONAL AUSGEZEICHNETEN AUTORS, VERLEGERS UND ÜBERSETZERS In den Geschichten von MICHAEL KRÜGER geht es nicht ganz geheuer zu: Ein Mann hinter dem Fenster bildet sich ein, alle Menschen seines Viertels am Gang und an ihren Gesten zu erkennen - bis auf einen, der regelmäßig im Zwielicht kommt und sich beharrlich den gierigen Blicken des Beobachters entzieht. Dem Wanderer in den Schweizer Bergen ergeht es nicht besser - nicht genug, dass er auf Spuren von Wölfen stößt, hat er bald einen Weggenossen, der aus dem Nichts auftaucht und versucht, den einsamen Spaziergänger in seine Gewalt zu bringen. Und auch das Mädchen auf der Haustreppe erscheint ohne Vorwarnung und zieht in das Leben des perplexen Bewohners ein, in dem kein Stein auf dem anderen bleibt. HERZBEWEGENDE KOMIK UND SANFTE MELANCHOLIE So frohgemut und selbstsicher die Figuren in Michael Krügers Erzählungen auftreten, scheitern sie letztlich an ihrem Glauben, die Welt sei eine geordnete. Sie alle finden sich früher oder später an dem Punkt wieder, an dem die Wirklichkeit den Blick freigibt auf ihre Bodenlosigkeit. Was dann zum Vorschein kommt, bringt Krüger atmosphärisch dicht zur Sprache. Mit herzbewegender Komik und sanfter Melancholie erzählt er von Zuwendung und Abkehr, von Widersprüchen und Harmonie, von Nähe und Distanz. Und über allem schweift der Blick eines unbestechlichen Beobachters, der auch die hintersten Winkel der Seele durchdringt - und den Leser direkt in seinem Innersten berührt.
Author: Frederic P. Miller
Release Date: 2010-07-25
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why is a book by Bart D. Ehrman, a New Testament scholar at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The book introduces lay readers to the field of textual criticism of the Bible. Ehrman discusses a number of textual Variants that resulted from intentional or accidental manuscript changes during the scriptorium era. The book, which made it to the New York Times Best Seller list, is available in hardcover and paperback.
This volume highlights points of agreement and disagreement between two leading intellectuals on the subject of the textual reliability of the New Testament: Bart Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Daniel Wallace, Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. This book provides interested readers a fair and balanced case for both sides and allows them to decide for themselves: What does it mean for a text to be textually reliable? How reliable is the New Testament? How reliable is reliable enough?
Author: Edward D. Andrews
Release Date: 2011-12-29
How would you feel if a former friend lied about you? What if he said things that completely misrepresented you and were untrue? What if this slanderer only told people half-truths, holding back certain information that would clear your name? Would you not feel the need to defend and clear your name, as well as defend the truth? Jesus Christ and early Christianity have been lied about, slandered, misrepresented with half-truths by a man, who was formerly a conservative evangelical Christian. Dr. Bart D. Ehrman has painted such a picture as a New York Times Bestselling author of more than 20 books that has stumbled and spiritually shipwrecked innumerable Christians. Ehrman offers his misinformation in his bestselling book, MISQUOTING JESUS: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. The Apostle Peter gave every Christian the commission to “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15) Jude wrote to encourage us to contend for the faith (Jude 3), as well as to have mercy on those who doubt, and save others by snatching them from the fire. (Jude 22-23)Do YOU wish that YOU could be better at sharing YOUR faith, defending what YOU know to be true? Do YOU fear those tough Bible questions? Do YOU want to be able to defend God's Word as true, fully inerrant and inspired? Do YOU want to have confidence when YOU are talking to others about the Bible? This newest release by Edward D. Andrews, MISREPRESENTING JESUS Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus, reveals the complete truth about the Bible, especially the New Testament, dealing specifically with the claims of Dr. Ehrman. Andrews' book is readable, empowering and enlightening, as he not only exposes Ehrman, but also offers numerous reasons as to why we can trust the Bible.
Author: Timothy Paul Jones
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release Date: 2007-05-23
Were the New Testament documents widely distorted by copyists as Bart Ehrman, author of Misquoting Jesus, asserts? Can we in fact have no idea what was in the originals? Do we have no hope of knowing what eyewitnesses said and thought? Are other documents left out of the New Testament better sources for understanding early Christianity? While readily conceding that Ehrman has many of his facts straight, pastor and researcher Timothy Paul Jones argues that Ehrman is far too quick to jump to false and unnecessary conclusions. In clear, straightforward prose, Jones explores and explains the ins and outs of copying the New Testament, why lost Christianities were lost, and why the Christian message still rings true today. Market/Audience General readers Pastors Students Endorsements "A scholarly and gracious (but firm) rebuttal to Dr. Ehrman." D. JAMES KENNEDY, Senior Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church "[Timothy Paul Jones] captivates me with everything he writes... This isn't the first great book that Timothy's written, and it won't be the last. Make certain you don't miss it!" JAMES L. GARLOW, coauthor of the bestselling The Da Vinci Codebreaker and Cracking Da Vinci's Code "Abreast of all the latest and best scholarship, [Timothy Paul Jones] nevertheless writes in a straightforward, easy-to-read style that any thoughtful layperson can handle. An absolute must-read for anyone confused or taken in by the revisionist biblical historians of our day." CRAIG L. BLOMBERG, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary Features and Benefits Presents a clear, scholarly response to Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus Contains solid, well-informed research Includes callouts, charts and illustrations Will have a downloadable discussion guide available on the Web
Author: Bernhard Lang
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Der frühchristliche Roman aus der römischen Kaiserzeit entwirft eindrucksvolle Szenen, in denen sich der Apostel Petrus mit einem verwegenen Gegner auseinandersetzt. Der Gegner, Simon der Magier, gibt vor, wie Petrus Wunder wirken zu können, und hat bereits viele Christen abspenstig gemacht. In Rom treten die beiden in einem öffentlichen Wettstreit gegeneinander an. Petrus kann die größeren Wunder wirken und so über seinen Gegner siegen; dadurch gewinnt er die zu dem Zauberer übergelaufene Gemeinde wieder für Christus. Doch als Petrus römische Frauen zur Keuschheit auch in der Ehe anstiftet, regen sich Gegenkräfte – und Petrus landet am Kreuz. Bernhard Lang erläutert den Roman und hat ihn erstmals allgemeinverständlich übersetzt.
There are many ways to be a Christian. In Good News for Moderns author Nero James Pruitt shows that within the pages of the New Testament there is room for a diversity of Christianities. This is a diversity that is not talked about often but, when properly understood, expands the perception of what a Christian is. Consider the words of Justin Martyr the second century Christian writer recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church, the Anglicans and the Eastern Orthodox in about 150 AD: We are taught that Christ is the first born of God, and we have shown that He is the reason (word) of whom the whole human race partake. And those who live according to reason are Christians, even though they are counted atheists. Such were Socrates and Heraclitus among the Greeks, and those like them.... Consider the words of John Adams the second President of the United States in 1816: The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion. Consider the words Bill Clinton the forty-second President of the United States: In 1955, I had absorbed enough of my churchs teachings to know that I was a sinner and to want Jesus to save me Finally, consider the words of the writer of the small New Testament Book of III John: Whoever does good is from God... Good News for Moderns is based on Pruitts reading of the scriptures and over one hundred authors of various points of view. In our busy time it is brief slightly more than one hundred thousand words supplemented by slightly less than one hundred thousand words of end-notes. It recognizes that human life moves by fast in what seems like an infinity of time and space and the book closes this way: By listing many who have come before us and the immensity of time and space I have underscored the brevity of our lives because as a Psalmist taught, recognizing our own mortality is the path to wisdom.
The bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus, one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today examines oral tradition and its role in shaping the stories about Jesus we encounter in the New Testament—and ultimately in our understanding of Christianity. Throughout much of human history, our most important stories were passed down orally—including the stories about Jesus before they became written down in the Gospels. In this fascinating and deeply researched work, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman investigates the role oral history has played in the New Testament—how the telling of these stories not only spread Jesus’ message but helped shape it. A master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, Ehrman draws on a range of disciplines, including psychology and anthropology, to examine the role of memory in the creation of the Gospels. Explaining how oral tradition evolves based on the latest scientific research, he demonstrates how the act of telling and retelling impacts the story, the storyteller, and the listener—crucial insights that challenge our typical historical understanding of the silent period between when Jesus lived and died and when his stories began to be written down. As he did in his previous books on religious scholarship, debates on New Testament authorship, and the existence of Jesus of Nazareth, Ehrman combines his deep knowledge and meticulous scholarship in a compelling and eye-opening narrative that will change the way we read and think about these sacred texts.