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).


"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."

85 Courses and Sets

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85 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) How Jesus Became God & Greatest Controversies of Christian History Set on sale

    (Set) How Jesus Became God & Greatest Controversies of Christian History

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Save up to $235.00 Starting at $44.90 $279.90 $44.90$279.90
    Dive into the early days of Christianity with this set of courses. First, join Professor Bart Ehrman in 24 provocative lectures that explore the period when Jesus and was named the Son of God, and the savior of humanity. Then, explore the first three centuries of Christianity as it grew from a persecuted sect into the powerful religion that it is today with 24 more thought-provoking lectures.
  2. (Set) The Apocryphal Jesus & How Jesus Became God Set on sale

    (Set) The Apocryphal Jesus & How Jesus Became God

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $53.90 $539.90 $53.90$539.90
    Deepen your understanding of Jesus with this two-course set. Explore the wealth of early Christian literature with The Apocryphal Jesus. Then, dive deeply into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first conceived by his followers with How Jesus Became God.
  3. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set on sale

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $346.00 Starting at $53.90 $399.90 $53.90$399.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  4. (Set) Gnosticism & Lost Christianities Set on sale

    (Set) Gnosticism & Lost Christianities

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $427.00 Starting at $44.90 $524.90 $44.90$524.90
    Dig deep into scripture with this set. In Gnosticism: From Nag Hammadi to the Gospel of Judas, fill in the gaps in your knowledge about gnosticism and its influences on Christianity. Then, in Lost Christianities, explore the various books that did not make the cut to be included in the Bible.
  5. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & World Was Never the Same

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

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