Thursday, March 26, 2009

Darrell Bock on Bart Ehrman

Dr. Darrell Bock has offered his initial thoughts on Bart Ehrman's new book, Jesus, Interrupted.

Ehrman is a graduate of Wheaton College who has since lost his faith. He is now chair of the Religion Department at UNC Chapel Hill. He has written several books on the New Testament and the Historical Jesus targeted at popular audiences. Ehrman admits that his arguments are nothing new. He just wants the public to know what convervative scholarship "ignores."

Enter Darrell Bock. He is a Research Professor of New Testament at Dallas Seminary and one of the major players in the IBR Jesus Group.

Bock points out what Ehrman confesses--there is nothing new in the book. Bock would disagree that conservative scholars have ignored the issue. He's right.

HT: Between Two Worlds

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