The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture by Bart D. Ehrman
The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament

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Victors not only write history: they also reproduce the texts. Bart Ehrman explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, examining how early struggles between Christian "heresy" and "orthodoxy" affected the transmission of the documents over which many of the debates were waged. He makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the social and intellectual history of early Christianity and raises intriguing questions about the relationship of readers to their texts, especially in an age when scribes could transform the documents they reproduced. This edition includes a new afterword surveying research in biblical interpretation over the past twenty years.
 

About Bart D. Ehrman

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Bart Ehrman is James A. Gray Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the author of two dozen books in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity.
 
Published January 31, 1996 by Oxford University Press. 329 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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