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, 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...
  2. (Set)  Controversies of Christian History & Dead Sea Scrolls Set

    (Set) Controversies of Christian History & Dead Sea Scrolls

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $359.90 $259.90$359.90
  3. (Set)  Foundations of Western Civilization & New Testament Set

    (Set) Foundations of Western Civilization & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
  4. (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 $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$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...
  5. (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
  6. (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & New Testament  Set

    (Set) Jesus and the Gospels & New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$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...
  7. (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
  8. (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 $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  9. (Set) The Apocryphal Jesus & Lost Christianities Set

    (Set) The Apocryphal Jesus & Lost Christianities

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Study non-canonical Christian literature to deepen your knowledge of Jesus, his family, and the apostles with this two-course set. Explore the wealth of early Christian literature with The Apocryphal Jesus. Then, discover the works that early Christians read and fervently followed with Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication.
  10. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $499.90 $499.90$499.90
  11. (Set) How Jesus Became God & Lost Christianities Set

    (Set) How Jesus Became God & Lost Christianities

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
  12. (Set) Gnosticism & The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History Set

    (Set) Gnosticism & The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $379.90 $279.90$379.90
    Explore controversies in Christianity 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 The Greatest Controversies in Early Christian History, get answers to some very thought-provoking questions.
  13. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & Foundations of Western Civ

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90
  14. (Set) Reading Biblical Literature & The New Testament Set

    (Set) Reading Biblical Literature & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $639.90 $349.90$639.90
    Even if you are familiar with the Bible, this two-course set will open your eyes to new perspectives and insights by looking at religious writings in a whole new light. Start with a comprehensive, book-by-book analysis of the Bible from the fascinating perspective of literature and narrative with Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation. Then, draw on modern biblical scholarship, recent archaeological...
  15. (Set) How Jesus Became God & From Jesus to Constantine Set

    (Set) How Jesus Became God & From Jesus to Constantine

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    The early Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth was God completely changed the course of Western civilization. In fact, without the Christian declaration of Jesus as God, Western history as we know it would have never happened. Examine the influence of Jesus and early Christianity with a set of courses guaranteed to provide an engaging experience and increase your understanding of Christianity today.