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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85 Courses and Sets

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

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
  2. (Set) Why Evil Exists & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Why Evil Exists & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$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...
  3. (Set) Book of Genesis; Old Testament; & New Testament  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $389.85 Starting at $389.85 $764.85 $389.85$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.
  4. (Set) Apostle Paul & The New Testament  Set

    (Set) Apostle Paul & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $314.90 $219.90$314.90
  5. (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 $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  6. (Set)  The Apocalypse & The New Testament Set

    (Set) The Apocalypse & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  7. (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...
  8. (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 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
  9. (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Dead Sea Scrolls & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$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...
  10. (Set) Biblical Wisdom Literature; Old Testament; & New Testament  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $459.85 Starting at $459.85 $884.85 $459.85$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.
  11. (Set) Lost Christianities & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Lost Christianities & New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Discover new ways to look at the written works of Christianity with expert religious scholar and Professor Bart D. Ehrman. 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. Then, trace the history of the New Testament and the early Christian community in The New...
  12. (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses Set

    (Set) Religion Super Set - 11 courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,299.45 Starting at $1,299.45 $2,649.45 $1,299.45$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,...
  13. (Set) Historical Jesus; New Testament & From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity  Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus; New Testament & From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $389.85 Starting at $389.85 $764.85 $389.85$764.85
    Gain invaluable insights into the history of Christianity in this three-course set taught by expert religious historian and award-winning Professor Bart D. Ehrman. In The Historical Jesus, discover what various biblical and historical works can reliably tell us about Jesus's life, words, and deeds. Then, draw on modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological discoveries, and careful literary analysis to trace...
  14. (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
  15. (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