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).

Testimonials

"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."

86 Courses and Sets

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86 Courses and Sets

  1. (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.
  2. (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 $279.90 $279.90$279.90
    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.
  3. (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.
  4. (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire Set

    (Set) The Joy of Ancient History & The Persian Empire

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $329.90 $329.90$329.90
  5. (Set) How Jesus Became God & Greatest Controversies of Christian History Set

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

    Bart D. Ehrman
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $279.90 $279.90$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.
  6. (Set) Reading Biblical Literature & The New Testament Set

    (Set) Reading Biblical Literature & The New Testament

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$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...