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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Ehrman Project

A colleague of Bart Ehrman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has started a blog entitled, The Ehrman Project. On the main page of the website we read the purpose of the project:
Dr. Bart Ehrman is raising significant questions about the reliability of the Bible. In an engaging way, he is questioning the credibility of Christianity. His arguments are not new, which he readily admits. Numerous Biblical scholars profoundly disagree with his findings. This site provides responses to Dr. Ehrman's provocative conclusions.
Anyone who has heard Bart speak knows that he is quite engaging and articulate, that he is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, and that he has a wonderful sense of humor. In addition, I would add that often I think his conclusions about Scripture are quite wrong. A couple of years ago I published a series of posts on Bart's book, Misquoting Jesus, in which I suggested that most of the time he was manufacturing problems in the biblical text where there were none.

Regardless of what I think of his approach to Scripture and the conclusions he draws about Scripture, Bart's work has had quite an impact. Indeed, it is safe to say that if a website has been developed in order to refute your views and your name is on the title of the blog, you have definitely arrived.

So, check out The Ehrman Project. The discussion and debate should be quite lively and informative.

My friend, Michael Gorman also has an informative post on Bart Ehrman. He and Bart go back to very early days.

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