"We can't understand our form of civilization without knowing about the history of early Christianity!"
Bart D. Ehrman
M.Div., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has been teaching for over 15 years. He completed his undergraduate work at Wheaton College and received his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to taking his position at UNC, Professor Ehrman taught at Rutgers University.
Professor Ehrman has published dozens of book reviews and scholarly articles for academic journals. He has written or edited 24 books, including The New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus; Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium; The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings; and After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity. He has served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature, Southeast Region; book review editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature; and editor of the Scholar’s Press Monograph Series The New Testament in the Greek Fathers.
Professor Ehrman has received several teaching awards, including the 2009 J. W. Pope "Spirit of Inquiry" Teaching Award, the Students’ Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Ruth and Philip Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Award for Excellence in Teaching.