Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

╛ Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why Online Read ⡢ Author Bart D Ehrman ⣼ The popular perception of the Bible as a divinely perfect book receives scant support from Ehrman, who sees in Holy Writ ample evidence of human fallibility and ecclesiastical politics Though himself schooled in evangelical literalism, Ehrman has come to regard his earlier faith in the inerrant inspiration of the Bible as misguided, given that the original texts have disappeared and that the extant texts available do not agree with one another Most of the textual discrepancies, Ehrman acknowledges, matter little, but some do profoundly affect religious doctrine To assess how ignorant or theologically manipulative scribes may have changed the biblical text, modern scholars have developed procedures for comparing diverging texts And in language accessible to nonspecialists, Ehrman explains these procedures and their results He further explains why textual criticism has frequently sparked intense controversy, especially among scripture alone Protestants In discounting not only the authenticity of existing manuscripts but also the inspiration of the original writers, Ehrman will deeply divide his readers Although he addresses a popular audience, he undercuts the very religious attitudes that have made the Bible a popular book Still, this is a useful overview for biblical history collections Bryce Christensen Copyright American Library Association All rights reservedWhichever side you sit on regarding Biblical inerrancy, this is a rewarding read. Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and WhyMisquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

 

    • Bart D Ehrman
    • English
    • 2016-07-19T07:41+03:00
    • Hardcover
    • 258 pages
    • B000SEGJF8
    • Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

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