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Bart Ehrman Interpreted
Bart Ehrman Interpreted

Bart Ehrman Interpreted


255 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9781634311588

Rights: WOR

Pitchstone Publishing (Apr 2018)


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Analysis of the legendary scholar's work regarding early Christianity for academic debates that continue to rage today

Arguably no scholar in the 21st century has had more of an impact on public discussion and debate over the historical Jesus and the development of early Christianity than distinguished professor of religious studies, Bart D. Ehrman. He has introduced many new readers to crucial questions of biblical criticism in a series of bestselling books. In Bart Ehrman Interpreted, theologian and writer Robert M. Price evaluates Ehrman's body of work. Taking a collegial approach and rejecting polemics, Price defends Ehrman's writing against conservative attacks but also suggests a number of points at which Ehrman may be insufficiently or inconsistently critical. No matter one's views toward Ehrman, Bart Ehrman Interpreted will prompt much fruitful and positive discussion of his important work and of the popular and scholarly debates that surround it.


"As a biblical exegete, Bart Ehrman has made a name for himself far beyond the borders of his own country. His works have been translated into all languages with readers in Germany as well. Many of them have become quasi-canonical for critical Christians and skeptics and atheists alike. Time to take stock! In Bart Ehrman Interpreted, Robert M. Price offers us a discriminating factual and respectful deconstruction of the myth of Ehrman. At the same time, their different interpretive approaches open our eyes to the variety of opportunities for the interpretation of biblical texts—and to the crucial differences between the views of theologian Price and Ehrman. An enlightening contribution to the clearing of the New Testament jungle." —Hermann Detering, author, The Fabricated Paul: Early Christianity in the Twilight

"Finally there is a colleague who can honor the contributions Bart Ehrman is making to the field of New Testament studies by neither demonizing nor praising him without reason. With scholarly scrutiny and his witty humor Robert M. Price addresses central topics of Ehrman's work. By supporting and critiquing what he sees, Dr. Price encourages and equips readers to find their own voice as they engage with highly debated aspects of New Testament literature." —David Trobisch, Director, Museum of the Bible Collection

Author Biography

Robert M. Price holds PhDs in systematic theology and the New Testament from Drew University. He is the author of numerous books, including Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable Is the Gospel Tradition, and has written his own translation of the New Testament.