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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86 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication & From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity  Set

    (Set) Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication & 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
    Investigate early Christian history in the company of an expert religious scholar. In Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication, follow scholars' efforts to recover knowledge of early Christian groups and the scriptures that defined their beliefs. Next, explore how Christianity transitioned from the religion of Jesus to a religious about Jesus in From Jesus to Constantine: A...
  2. (Set)  World Was Never the Same & New Testament Set

    (Set) World Was Never the Same & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$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.
  3. (Set) Historical Jesus/Apostle Paul Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus/Apostle Paul

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $314.90 $219.90$314.90
  4. (Set) The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication  Set

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

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $259.90 $259.90$259.90
  5. (Set) Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine/New Testament  Set

    (Set) Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine/New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  6. (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$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...
  7. (Set)  The World of Biblical Israel & The New Testament Set

    (Set) The World of Biblical Israel & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  8. (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 $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  9. (Set)  Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis & New Testament Set

    (Set) Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis & New Testament

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

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  10. (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!! Set

    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $679.80 Starting at $679.80 $799.80 $679.80$799.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre; The Secrets of Mental Math; The History of the Bible; and My Favorite Universe in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you can find only...
  11. (Set) Lives of Great Christians & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Lives of Great Christians & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  12. (Set) Lost Christianities; From Jesus to Constantine; & After the New Testament  Set

    (Set) Lost Christianities; From Jesus to Constantine; & After the New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $389.85 Starting at $389.85 $764.85 $389.85$764.85
  13. (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Improve your biblical literacy and rediscover the New Testament as a great repository of literary genius. Jesus and the Gospels is a far-ranging course that explores both the canonical gospels and other apocryphal narratives that have contributed to our understanding of Jesus. The New Testament reveals what modern historical research can tell us about the form, authors, and original audiences of the faith's central...
  14. (Set)  The Apocalypse & The New Testament Set

    (Set) The Apocalypse & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  15. (Set) Early Christianity/Lost Christianities Set

    (Set) Early Christianity/Lost Christianities

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  16. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, History of the Bible, & Experiencing Hubble  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $679.80 Starting at $679.80 $799.80 $679.80$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...
  17. (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 $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$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.
  18. (Set)  Controversies of Christian History & After the New Test Set

    (Set) Controversies of Christian History & After the New Test

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $259.90 $259.90$259.90
  19. (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
  20. (Set) Turning Points in Ancient History  Set

    (Set) Turning Points in Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $659.80 Starting at $659.80 $1,259.80 $659.80$1,259.80
    Relive the greatest moments in the epic sweep of ancient history with these courses by masterful historians, storytellers, and professors. Start by exploring the dramatic battles and defining moments of the conflicts between two great empires with The Greek and Persian Wars. Then, examine the epic war between the city-states of Sparta and Athens in The Peloponnesian War. Discover what biblical and historical sources...