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

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,064.70 Starting at $1,064.70 $1,254.70 $1,064.70$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...
  2. (Set) The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History & Historical Jesus  Set

    (Set) The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History & Historical Jesus

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $259.90 $259.90$259.90
    Examine controversial topics dating from the first three centuries of Christianity that could bring into question common beliefs about the faith, and investigate what the Gospels and other sources tell us about the object of that faith, in this thought-provoking set by Professor Bart D. Ehrman that relies on the tools of the historian to expand your perspective on Jesus and on tenets of Christianity. First, in The...
  3. (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 $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  4. (Set) New Testament & The Catholic Church: A History  Set

    (Set) New Testament & The Catholic Church: A History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Strengthen your understanding of Christianity with these illuminating looks at its central spiritual text and one of its most defining institutions. In The New Testament, use modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological discoveries, and careful literary analysis to trace the history of this spiritual text. And in The Catholic Church: A History, follow the development of this powerful religious force throughout...
  5. (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication  Set

    (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & 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
    Explore some of the earliest—and most fascinating—documents in Jewish and Christian history with this illuminating two-course set. Start with a comprehensive introduction to the series of documents that irrevocably altered how we understand the foundations of faith in The Dead Sea Scrolls. Then, discover a wealth of insight into Christian scriptures that served as the foundation for the New Testament in...
  6. (Set) After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers & New Testament  Set

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

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
  7. (Set)  Foundations of Western Civilization & New Testament Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
  8. (Set) Historical Jesus, Lost Christianities, History of the Bible, After the New Testament & From Jesus to Constantine  Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus, Lost Christianities, History of the Bible, After the New Testament & From Jesus to Constantine

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $609.75 Starting at $609.75 $1,219.75 $609.75$1,219.75
  9. (Set) Historical Jesus/Early Christianity Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus/Early Christianity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  10. (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
  11. (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...
  12. (Set) Historical Jesus & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus & New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90
    Study the origins of Christianity in two illuminating courses by award-winning Professor Bart D. Ehrman. The 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 Christian community. The Historical Jesus uses a historical approach to answer the thought-provoking question: Who was Jesus of Nazareth,...
  13. (Set) Lost Christianities/Apostle Paul  Set

    (Set) Lost Christianities/Apostle Paul

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $219.90 $219.90$219.90
  14. (Set) Special Offer: Buy all 8  Set

    (Set) Special Offer: Buy all 8

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,359.60 Starting at $1,359.60 $1,599.60 $1,359.60$1,599.60
    Discover grand insights into a range of fascinating subjects with this dynamic eight-course set: Secrets of Mental Math, History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon, Optimizing Brain Fitness, Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History, Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, Origins of Great Ancient...
  15. (Set) Book of Genesis; Old Testament; & New Testament  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $764.85 Starting at $764.85 $764.85 $764.85$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.
  16. (Set)  Controversies of Christian History & Dead Sea Scrolls Set

    (Set) Controversies of Christian History & Dead Sea Scrolls

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $359.90 Starting at $359.90 $359.90 $359.90$359.90

    Out of stock

  17. (Set) Apostle Paul & The New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Apostle Paul & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $253.00 Starting at $61.90 $61.90 $61.90$61.90

    Out of stock

  18. (Set) History of the Bible, Probability Made Clear, My Favorite Universe, & Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre  Set

    (Set) History of the Bible, Probability Made Clear, My Favorite Universe, & Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre

    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 What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear, delve into the fundamental concepts and practical applications of a powerful mathematical field. Investigate black...
  19. (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses Set

    (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,649.45 Starting at $2,649.45 $2,649.45 $2,649.45$2,649.45
    This in-depth course set takes you deep into the heart of religion as it is felt and practiced around the world and illuminates your understanding of five major faiths. Introduction to the Study of Religion provides a vibrant first look at the discipline known as religious studies, while Great World Religions, 2nd Edition investigates the history and nature of the world's five major faiths: Judaism, Christianity,...
  20. (Set) The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History & History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon  Set

    (Set) The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History & History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $219.90 $219.90$219.90