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) 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...
  2. (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 $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  3. (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 $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $314.90 $219.90$314.90
  4. (Set) Jesus and the Gospels/From Jesus to Constantine  Set

    (Set) Jesus and the Gospels/From Jesus to Constantine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  5. (Set) Historical Jesus & Lost Christianities  Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus & Lost Christianities

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Discover how modern biblical scholarship has uncovered a wealth of new insights into the life of Jesus and the growth of early Christianity in this two-course set. The Historical Jesus examines several sources that have played key roles in the investigation of Jesus's identity, including the canonical and non-canonical Gospels and archaeological discoveries like the Dead Sea Scrolls. Lost Christianities: Christian...
  6. (Set) From Jesus to Constantine & After the New Testament  Set

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

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Investigate the formative years of the Christian faith with this two-course set. The 24 lectures of From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity explain how the faith transitioned from the religion of Jesus to a religion about Jesus. And After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers introduces you to the most important collection of post–New Testament writings by Ignatius of...
  7. (Set) Historical Jesus & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Historical Jesus & New Testament

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$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,...
  8. (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...
  9. (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 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
    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...
  10. (Set) New Testament & The Catholic Church: A History  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$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...
  11. (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...
  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) Great Figures of the New Testament/Historical Jesus  Set

    (Set) Great Figures of the New Testament/Historical Jesus

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  14. (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...
  15. (Set) Old Testament & New Testament  Set on sale

    (Set) Old Testament & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $385.00 Starting at $53.90 $124.90 $53.90$124.90
    Discover new ways to look at the Hebrew and Christian Bibles with two expert religious scholars. The Old Testament probes the content of the Hebrew Bible's various books and various debates over their meaning. The New Testament draws on modern scholarship, recent archaeological evidence, and literary analysis to trace the history of the Christian Bible and the early Christian community.