Sunday, May 15, 2011

Centuries of Lying in the Name of Christianity


A Review of Forged by Bart D. Ehrman

by Walter C. Uhler, Dissident Voice,  May 14th, 2011
The Bible is a book that has been read more and examined less than any book that ever existed.
             – Thomas Paine

Professor Bart Ehrman has done something that more than 99 percent of American Christians have failed to do. He has devoted much of his adult life to a serious study of the New Testament.

Ehrman commenced his studies at a fundamentalist Bible college, Moody Bible Institute, before completing his undergraduate education at Wheaton College. While at Wheaton, Ehrman did what every serious student of the New Testament must do; he studied Greek. As he explained in Forged: Writing in the Name of God–Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are, “I took Greek, so that I could read the New Testament in its original language.” [p. 4]

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