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).

Testimonials

"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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85 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) St. Augustine's  Confessions  & After the New Testament  Set

    (Set) St. Augustine's Confessions & After the New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  2. (Set) New Testament & Great Figures of the New Testament  Set

    (Set) New Testament & Great Figures of the New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Improve your biblical literacy and rediscover the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. The New Testament reveals what historical research can tell us about the form, authors, and original audiences of this great work. Great Figures of the New Testament presents vivid portraits of biblical individuals, including Jesus, Lazarus, John the Baptist, Mary, and Martha.
  3. (Set) Historical Jesus/From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity  Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus/From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  4. (Set) Old Testament & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication  Set

    (Set) Old Testament & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  5. (Set)  The Apocalypse & Lost Christianities Set

    (Set) The Apocalypse & Lost Christianities

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  6. (Set) History of the Bible, Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations, Black Holes Explained, & The Louvre  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.80 Starting at $799.80 $799.80 $799.80$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...
  7. (Set) Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$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...
  8. (Set)  Augustine: Philosopher and Saint & New Testament Set

    (Set) Augustine: Philosopher and Saint & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $314.90 $219.90$314.90
  9. (Set) Historical Jesus & Jesus and the Gospels  Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus & Jesus and the Gospels

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$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...
  10. (Set) Lost Christianities/Apostle Paul  Set

    (Set) Lost Christianities/Apostle Paul

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $314.90 $219.90$314.90
  11. (Set) Great World Religions, 2nd Edition & New Testament  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $579.70 Starting at $579.70 $1,254.70 $579.70$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...
  12. (Set) New Testament & History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon  Set

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

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  13. (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 $44.90 $97.90 $44.90$97.90
  14. (Set)  Controversies of Christian History & From Jesus to Cons Set

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

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $259.90 $259.90$259.90
  15. (Set)  World Was Never the Same & New Testament Set

    (Set) World Was Never the Same & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$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.