I think that many if not most Christians understand and accept the fact that much of the New Testament was not written by the people who were assumed to be the authors, especially in the case of the Gospels. This fact has been pretty well established by others. Though I found Ehrman's premise to be interesting in many cases, the book did become repetitive and somewhat boring. The fault of this book lies in the fact that he throws out the baby with the bathwater; the wisdom contained in many of the biblical writings, even the "forged" ones is not recognized. He and others can establish that much of the writing accepted at scripture is not attributed to the correct author, but the reason for this can only be guessed at and it remains conjecture.
It is crazy what we are not taught in church growing up. There are so many forgeries that are still passed off as truth today. The narrator's voice was a little bland for me, but the content was enough to overcome that.
Great book for someone who wants to learn about the books of the New Testament and who really wrote them. This is the third book by this author that I have listened to and have found them all to be excellent.
I'm retired....I love to walk, bike and "read" interesting stories.... I love discussing literature...
I recommend this book to anyone studying the Bible. It is extremely well done and very convincing. I have very few questions about this subject now that I've read this book.
I love books, and cannot wait to get my PhD in Philosophy!
Another great book by Dr. Ehrman. The book contains facts that need to be known to everyone studying the Bible. I would highly recommend it. All of Ehrman's books are fantastic!
I heard a more complete story of the opposing position to Biblical realizability and authority in this work, and I'm grateful to have understood it. I can see where those who side with the author are coming from. Though, I believe there are other positions and defenses not shared that would be a good argument against this which I find to be true. The Bible is a trustworthy source of who Jesus was and the way to salvation.
I would not recommend this to anyone since this is repetitive information of the first book title Misquoting Jesus and Jesus interrupted.
I would not have written another story if I know the same information is repeated in different ways.
Forged is already follow up of the last two previous title "Misquoting Jesus" and "jesus Interrupted". No follow up is needed on this book anymore
Between the 3 titles "Misquoting Jesus", "Jesus Interrupted" and "Forged in the name of God" the best one is "Jesus Interrupted" is the best one, buy this one to avoid paying extra for the same information on the other title.
It was one of the most informative factually.
The large number of distortions in the New Testament, about which they never told you in Sunday School.
All were interesting and I especially liked the new picture of Paul, not as a male chauvinist, but as a real man who valued women as essentially equal to men.
I have long questioned much of what was written in the New Testament. I believe Jesus was one of the greatest people who ever lived; however, I have felt his life was misrepresented by many of the writings of the New Testament. This book confirms much of what I, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and other founding fathers believed of the New Testament.
Any document written over one hundred years after events must be filled with what the writers thought, not what actually occurred,
Overbearing and no nuance at all. Experienced the same with his narration of The Ravenous Brain. I will definitely check future buys and forego them if Dixon is reading.
Far too tedious to get past the first part.