<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Ehrman (Bart D.) - Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know about Them) (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperSummary_15112.htm">Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know about Them)</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/E/Author_Ehrman (Bart D.).htm">Ehrman (Bart D.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Ehrman (Bart D.) - Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don't Know about Them)</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperSummary_15112.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Chapters</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Preface</li><li>A Historical Assault on Faith<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction</li><li>A Seminarian s Introduction to the Bible</li><li>Problems with the Bible</li><li>From Seminary to Pulpit</li><li>Accepting the Historical-critical Method</li></ul></li><li>A World of Contradictions<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction</li><li>An Opening Illustration: The Death of Jesus, in Mark and John</li><li>Discrepancies in the Accounts of Jesus Birth and Life<BR>&rarr; Birth<BR>&rarr; Genealogy</li><li>Other Discrepancies from the Life of Jesus<BR>&rarr; What Did the Voice at Jesus Baptism Say?<BR>&rarr; Where was Jesus the Day After He was Baptized?<BR>&rarr; Who is for Jesus and Who is Against Him?<BR>&rarr; How Long did Jesus Ministry Last?</li><li>Discrepancies in the Passion Narratives<BR>&rarr; The Trial Before Pilate<BR>&rarr; The Death of Judas<BR>&rarr; The Resurrection Narratives<BR>&rarr; Other Differences in the Passion Narratives</li><li>Discrepancies Involving the Life and Writings of Paul</li><li>Conclusion</li></ul></li><li>A Mass of Variant Views<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction</li><li>An Opening Illustration: The Death of Jesus in Mark and Luke<BR>&rarr; Jesus Death in Mark<BR>&rarr; Jesus Death in Luke<BR>&rarr; The Payoff</li><li>Some Key Differences Between John and the Synoptic Gospels<BR>&rarr; Differences in Content<BR>&rarr; Differences in Emphasis<BR>&rarr; The Virgin Birth and the Incarnation<BR>&rarr; Differences in the Teachings of Jesus<BR>&rarr; Jesus Teaching in Mark<BR>&rarr; Jesus Teaching in John<BR>&rarr; The Miracles of Jesus</li><li>Some Key Differences Between Paul and the Gospel Writers<BR>&rarr; Paul and Matthew on Salvation and the Law<BR>&rarr; Paul and Matthew s Views on the Law</li><li>Several Other Different Perspectives in the New Testament<BR>&rarr; Why Did Jesus Die?<BR>&rarr; When Did Jesus Become the Son of God, the Lord, and the Messiah? <BR>&rarr; Has God Overlooked the Ignorance of Idolators?<BR>&rarr; Is the Roman State a Force of Good or Evil? </li><li>Conclusion</li></ul></li><li>Who Wrote the Bible? <ul type="disc"><li>Introduction</li><li>Who Wrote the Gospels?<BR>&rarr; Preliminary Observations: The Gospels as Eyewitness Accounts<BR>&rarr; The Authors of the Gospels<BR>&rarr; The Witness of Papias<BR>&rarr; The Witness of Irenaeus and Others</li><li>Are there Forgeries in the New Testament?<BR>&rarr; Pseudepigraphy in the Ancient World<BR>&rarr; Prevalence of Forgery in the Ancient World<BR>&rarr; Motivations for Producing Forgeries<BR>&rarr; Early Christian Forgeries<BR>&rarr; Pseudepigraphic (Forged) Letters of Paul<BR>&rarr; &rarr; 2 Thessalonians<BR>&rarr; &rarr; Colossians and Ephesians<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Pastoral Epistles (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus)</li><li>Who Wrote the Other Books of the New Testament? </li><li>Conclusion: Who Wrote the Bible?</li></ul></li><li>Liar, Lunatic, or Lord? Finding the Historical Jesus<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction</li><li>Or Early Sources of Information About Jesus<BR>&rarr; The Oral Traditions<BR>&rarr; Other Sources for Reconstructing the Life of Jesus<BR>&rarr; Criteria for Establishing the Veracity of Historical Material</li><li>Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet<BR>&rarr; The Teachings of Jesus<BR>&rarr; The Deeds and Activities of Jesus<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Baptism<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Twelve Disciples<BR>&rarr; &rarr; Jesus as a Healer and Exorcist<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Trip to Jerusalem<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Cleansing of the Temple<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Arrest of Jesus<BR>&rarr; &rarr; What Jesus Taught About Himself</li><li>Excursus: The Resurrection and the Other Miracles in the Life of Jesus</li></ul></li><li>How We Got the Bible<ul type="disc"><li>Introduction</li><li>The  Original Text of the New Testament</li><li>The Formation of the Canon of Scripture<BR>&rarr; The Wild Diversity of the Early Church<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Ebionites<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Marcionites<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Various Groups of Gnostics<BR>&rarr; &rarr; The Prot-Orthodox Christians</li><li>Some Non-Canonical Scriptures<BR>&rarr; The Gospel of the Ebionites<BR>&rarr; The Coptic Gospel of Thomas<BR>&rarr; The Acts of Thecla<BR>&rarr; Third Corinthians<BR>&rarr; The Letter of Barnabas<BR>&rarr; The Apocalypse of Peter<BR>&rarr; The Coptic Apocalypse of Peter</li><li>Debates Leading to the Establishment of the Canon<BR>&rarr; The Case of the Gospel of Peter<BR>&rarr; An Early Attempt at a Canon: The Muratorian Canon</li><li>Orthodoxy and Heresy in the Early Church<BR>&rarr; Eusebius s View of Orthodoxy and Heresy<BR>&rarr; Walter Bauer s Bombshell<BR>&rarr; In the Aftermath of Bauer</li><li>The Weapons of the Conflict<BR>&rarr; The Clergy<BR>&rarr; The Creed<BR>&rarr; The Canon</li><li>Concluson</li></ul></li><li>Who Invented Christianity? <ul type="disc"><li>Introduction</li><li>A Suffering Messiah<BR>&rarr; Christians Views on the Messiah<BR>&rarr; Jewish Expectations of the Messiah<BR>&rarr; The Basis for the Christians Claims</li><li>Christianity as a Distinct, Anti-Jewish Religion<BR>&rarr; The Religion of Jesus and His Earliest Followers<BR>&rarr; The Anti-Jewish Teaching of Jesus Later Followers<BR>&rarr; Explaining the Rise of Christian Anti-Judaism</li><li>The Divinity of Jesus<BR>&rarr; When Did Jesus Become the Son of God?<BR>&rarr; The Divinity of Christ in John s Community<BR>&rarr; Other Paths to the Same Destination</li><li>The Doctrine of the Trinity<BR>&rarr; How Many Gods? Some of the Responses<BR>&rarr; Two Hetero-Orthodox Solutions<BR>&rarr; &rarr; Patripassianism<BR>&rarr; &rarr; Arianism</li><li>Heaven and Hell<BR>&rarr; The Early Apocalyptic View of the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">Afterlife</A><SUP>1</SUP><BR>&rarr; The Transformation of the Apocalyptic Vision</li><li>Conclusion</li></ul></li><li>Is Faith Possible? <ul type="disc"><li>Introduction</li><li>Historical Criticism and Faith</li><li>History and Myth</li><li>Leaving the Faith</li><li>The Theological Value of Historical Criticism</li><li>Then Why Study the Bible?</li></ul></li></ol> </FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T08:15" pubdate>02/08/2018 08:15:23</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>