Bart Ehrman, Jesus Before the Gospels, March 24-30

Were the authors of the gospels who told fanciful stories about Jesus making stuff up, or did they have faulty memories, or both?   Bart Ehrman, The James A Gray Professor of Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina tackles the issue of Jesus and memory.  He is one the most renowned and controversial religious scholars in the world.  He studies the historical Jesus and early Christian writings but is not a Christian.  He has written over twenty books and has appeared on this program twice previously.  His latest book is Jesus Before the Gospels:  How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of The Savior.    Find his blog in which all proceeds go to help the hungry and homeless.

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Thursday, March 24th at 8 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Sunday, March 27h at 8:30 am on WPVM, 103.7.
Sunday, March 27th at noon on WEHC, 90.7.
Sunday, March 27th at 2 pm on WETS, 89.5.
Monday, March 28th at 1 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Wednesday, March 30th at 6:30 pm on WEHC, 90.7.
Via podcast 11 am Pacific, Sunday March 27th.

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One thought on “Bart Ehrman, Jesus Before the Gospels, March 24-30

  1. Bart. We met and visited when you were at the University of Oklahoma at Barbara Boyd’s, my wife’s, invitation. Regarding Jesus and memory, I now believe that all memory becomes fictionalized with time and maturity. We reinterpret and construct memories from shards of moments. This came to me while reading old journals and seeing how differently I recalled them in the journal in contrast to current memories. If this is true, how much more this would be the case with people who have generated a deeply held “story” from memories of events from long before. One wonders if they could have done otherwise. I appreciate your taking on this question.

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