Professor Bart D. Ehrman, Ph.D., M.Div.

Professor Bart D. Ehrman
  • The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
Anyone who’s interested in understanding what the words of Jesus might mean in the modern world cannot take them at face value and apply them to the present situation without seeing how that situation is different from his own.

Dr. Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his undergraduate work at Wheaton College and earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Professor Ehrman has written or edited 27 books, including four best sellers on The New York Times list: Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind Who Changed the Bible and Why; God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question—Why We Suffer; Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don’t Know about Them);and Forged: Writing in the Name of God—Why the Bible’s Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are. Professor Ehrman also served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature, Southeastern Region; book review editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature; editor of the Scholars’ Press monograph series The New Testament in the Greek Fathers;and coeditor-in-chief for the journal Vigiliae Christianae.

Professor Ehrman received the John William Pope Center Spirit of Inquiry Award, the UNC Students’ Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty, and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Professorship (awarded for excellence in undergraduate teaching).

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"Dr. Ehrman does his usual outstanding job of verbally illustrating his topic. Very few have the expertise of this man. I have read all of his books and they truly show his depth of knowledge with anything to do with the Bible."

 

"Professor Ehrman takes a subject that could have been dry and boring, but presents it in such a manner, with a sense of humor, to make it extremely interesting."

 

"Dr. Ehrman's Great Courses are breath of fresh air - he lays out the facts of the subject in a clear and engaging way, without bias."

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  1. (Set) History of the Bible, Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations, Black Holes Explained, & The Louvre  Set on sale

    (Set) History of the Bible, Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations, Black Holes Explained, & The Louvre

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $687.90 Starting at $111.90 $799.80 $111.90$799.80
    Broaden your intellectual horizons in everything from ancient history to cosmology with this dynamic four-course set. Get compelling answers to provocative questions about the development of the New Testament in The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon. Unearth profound secrets about ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and other fascinating cultures in Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations. Get up...
  2. (Set) Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication  Set on sale

    (Set) Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $523.00 Starting at $75.90 $629.90 $75.90$629.90
    Explore the nature of some of the world's greatest religions by looking at their founding figures. First, in Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad, go inside the life stories, profound teachings, and enduring legacies of these four iconic figures. Next, in Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication, explore the variety of provocative writings followed by some of Christianity's...
  3. (Set)  Augustine: Philosopher and Saint & New Testament Set

    (Set) Augustine: Philosopher and Saint & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $314.90 Starting at $314.90 $314.90 $314.90$314.90

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  4. (Set) Historical Jesus & Jesus and the Gospels  Set on sale

    (Set) Historical Jesus & Jesus and the Gospels

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $514.00 Starting at $53.90 $629.90 $53.90$629.90
    Shed new light on Christian history, thought, and belief with this two-course set that brings together two of Professor Luke Timothy Johnson's most popular religion courses. In Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine, he takes you on a journey to find the "kernel" of Christianity's appeal throughout history. Then, in Jesus and the Gospels, he explores the various depictions of Jesus—from the canonic...
  5. (Set) Lost Christianities/Apostle Paul  Set on sale

    (Set) Lost Christianities/Apostle Paul

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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  6. (Set) New Testament & History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon  Set on sale

    (Set) New Testament & History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Save up to $366.00 Starting at $61.90 $454.90 $61.90$454.90
  7. (Set) Great World Religions, 2nd Edition & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Great World Religions, 2nd Edition & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $1,013.80 Starting at $155.90 $1,254.70 $155.90$1,254.70
    Explore the history and nature of faith as it's practiced around the world. The 60 enjoyable and informative lectures of Great World Religions, 2nd Edition give you an insider's look at Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. New Testament draws on modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological discoveries, and careful literary analysis to trace the history of the New Testament and the early...
  8. (Set) Lives of Great Christians & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Lives of Great Christians & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $412.00 Starting at $97.90 $509.90 $97.90$509.90
  9. (Set)  Controversies of Christian History & From Jesus to Cons Set on sale

    (Set) Controversies of Christian History & From Jesus to Cons

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Save up to $215.00 Starting at $44.90 $259.90 $44.90$259.90
  10. (Set)  World Was Never the Same & New Testament Set on sale

    (Set) World Was Never the Same & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $492.00 Starting at $93.90 $629.90 $93.90$629.90
    If you want to study history, it’s important to look at cultural impacts as well as historical ones. New Testament takes a deep look into one of the most significant writings the world has ever known. Combine those insights the course provides about faith with an intriguing tour of the most momentous moments of our time through The World Was Never the Same to get the most well-rounded, holistic history lesson.
  11. (Set) History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon/Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine  Set on sale

    (Set) History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon/Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $393.00 Starting at $30.90 $454.90 $30.90$454.90
  12. (Set) Why Evil Exists & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Why Evil Exists & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $505.00 Starting at $88.90 $629.90 $88.90$629.90
    Why does evil exist in the world? And how does the New Testament help us come to grips with this perplexing question? Discover the answers with this two-course set. Why Evil Exists probes how we've conceived of evil, grappled with it, and worked to oppose it throughout human history. The New Testament sheds new light on this important religious text—its composition, its authors, its original audiences, and its...
  13. (Set) Apostle Paul & The New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Apostle Paul & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
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  14. (Set) Book of Genesis; Old Testament; & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Book of Genesis; Old Testament; & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $594.95 Starting at $169.90 $764.85 $169.90$764.85
    Uncover a wealth of new insights into the meaning and importance of the Hebrew and Christian bibles with this three-course set. In The Book of Genesis, complete your understanding of the powerful and elegantly written first book of the Old Testament. Then, probe the content, meaning, and historical and religious significance of both the Hebrew and Christian bibles with The Old Testament and The New Testament.
  15. (Set) After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers & New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Save up to $403.00 Starting at $106.90 $509.90 $106.90$509.90
  16. (Set)  The Apocalypse & The New Testament Set on sale

    (Set) The Apocalypse & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $403.00 Starting at $75.90 $509.90 $75.90$509.90
  17. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, History of the Bible, & Experiencing Hubble  Set on sale

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, History of the Bible, & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $670.90 Starting at $79.90 $799.80 $79.90$799.80
    Discover grand insights into a range of fascinating subjects with this dynamic four-course set. In The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon, get compelling answers to provocative questions about the development of the New Testament. In Optimizing Brain Fitness, delve into the fundamental concepts and practical applications of your brain and how it works. Investigate black holes, the...
  18. (Set) The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication  Set on sale

    (Set) The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Save up to $215.00 Starting at $44.90 $259.90 $44.90$259.90
  19. (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $394.00 Starting at $79.90 $509.90 $79.90$509.90
    Travel back in time and explore the roots of Judaism and Christianity with this fascinating two-course set. In The Dead Sea Scrolls, unlock the secrets of ancient documents that irrevocably alter our understanding of the early years of these enduring faiths. And in The New Testament, use modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological discoveries, and careful literary analysis to trace the history of this...
  20. (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature; Old Testament; & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature; Old Testament; & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $696.95 Starting at $133.90 $884.85 $133.90$884.85
    This three-course set is your guide to the wealth of insights and hidden layers of meaning contained in the Bible. Biblical Wisdom Literature takes you deep inside the enlightening spiritual teachings that have inspired the world. The Old Testament and The New Testament strengthen your appreciation of what these two texts say and their enormous impact on Western civilization.