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Jesus, Interrupted Audiobook

Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible

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Publisher's Summary

Picking up where Bible expert Bart Ehrman's New York Times best seller, Misquoting Jesus, left off, Jesus, Interrupted addresses the larger issue of what the New Testament actually teaches...and it's not what most people think. Here Ehrman reveals what scholars have unearthed:

  • The authors of the New Testament have diverging views about who Jesus was and how salvation works.
  • The New Testament contains books that were forged in the names of the apostles by Christian writers who lived decades later.
  • Jesus, Paul, Matthew, and John all represented fundamentally different religions.
  • Established Christian doctrines, such as the suffering messiah, the divinity of Jesus, and the trinity were the inventions of still later theologians.

    These are not idiosyncratic perspectives of just one modern scholar. As Ehrman skillfully demonstrates, they have been the standard and widespread views of critical scholars across a full spectrum of denominations and traditions. Why is it most people have never heard such things?

    This is the book that pastors, educators, and anyone interested in the Bible have been waiting for, a clear and compelling account of the central challenges we face when attempting to reconstruct the life and message of Jesus.

    ©2009 Bart D. Ehrman; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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      Jeff VANCOUVER, WA, United States 12-30-11
      Jeff VANCOUVER, WA, United States 12-30-11 Member Since 2017
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      "Informative and thought provoking"
      What did you love best about Jesus, Interrupted?

      I liked that the author presented his information in a strongly unbiased way. He is clear about when things he is stating are his own opinion vs. the widely held scholarly opinion. Although the author considers himself an agnostic he approaches the subject in manner that is not condescending towards believers.


      What about Jason Culp’s performance did you like?

      The performer was very clear and understandable with an accent that sounded very ordinary to me (an American speaker). My only complaint was that he talks a bit slow, but I was able to speed the playback up on the Android app so this was no problem.


      Any additional comments?

      If you have never studied the Bible using the

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      Brooker United States 12-12-11
      Brooker United States 12-12-11
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      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      This is an awesomely informative book with information that I was not aware of and definitely recommended highly for believers or nonbelievers. Mind opening and thought provoking, really enjoyed this work! Keep it coming!


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      hermanous Frederick, MD, United States 06-29-11
      hermanous Frederick, MD, United States 06-29-11 Member Since 2013
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      "Very intriguing"

      Really enjoyed this and helped to shed light on the "roots" of the bible. My only criticism is the repetition, particularly heavy in the final chapter, of the author to keep stressing the importance of reading the bible from a historical perspective. I completely agree, and I still agree after the 50th time I heard him stressing this, and it started to numb my ears. All the same, very much worth the listen.

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      david Croydon, Australia 06-25-11
      david Croydon, Australia 06-25-11

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      "Ehrman interrupts Jesus"

      I have been absolutely enamoured with this book since I download it. Listened more than twice and really enjoy the academic analysis of the 'holy' book. I am an ex Jehovahs Witness and reckoned I knew my (Watchtower) trained scriptures well. It's scary to think the volume of people who hang on the Bible as a truth as to where we are going and what we are. Well argued, intriguing and fascinating the Ehrman work is really on the ball when making its case. It should appeal to seekers of the real truth in all phases of life.

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      A. Baker Amsterdam, Netherlands 08-23-10
      A. Baker Amsterdam, Netherlands 08-23-10 Member Since 2008

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      "Dense, but really good"

      Several times while listening to this book, I found myself really glad that I was listening and not reading. It's really packed with information. I'm glad I was able to jet let it flow over me. It's really well referenced and researched and is broken up into nice little, understandable chunks. Listening to it has really made me ask myself some questions. I have recommended it to several friends.

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      Edward 08-06-10
      Edward 08-06-10
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      "Thought provoking"

      "Jesus, Interrupted" by Bart Ehrman is a well written and well organized analysis of The New Testament using historical (biblical scholarship) techniques. I think the first half of the book, where Ehrman points out significant issues and differences between the various books of The New Testament, is much better than the second half where, in my mind, he presents many historical anecdotes as he strongly hypothesizes about how the early Christian church developed and how that development impacted the Bible. If you are a Christian who has not encountered biblical scholarship before, many of the ideas in this book would be very startling to you.

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      Hal Helms Marietta, GA United States 05-07-10
      Hal Helms Marietta, GA United States 05-07-10 Listener Since 2005
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      "Excellent informative book"

      Having studied religion, I was not unaware of problems in the NT, but this book sensitively, honestly lays bare the extent of the difficulties. I only wish it were required reading for all Christians.

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      Erin Stamford, CT, USA 05-05-10
      Erin Stamford, CT, USA 05-05-10 Member Since 2015
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      "What We SHOULD Have Learned...."

      Two things to know about this audiobook. As an unabridged version, it's too long by half. The second is that the voice of the reader is a little aggravating to my ear. But: If you've never had a History of the Bible class in a mainstream university (as opposed to a Bible College for the fundamentalist point of view) this book is for you. I enjoyed hearing an historical- critical review of the Bible. I will download Ehrmann's other book: Misquoting Jesus.

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      Nathan Atlanta, GA, USA 10-04-09
      Nathan Atlanta, GA, USA 10-04-09
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      "excellent"

      Ehrman at his finest: Plenty of clear evidence to make his point. Definitely worth a second listen.

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      krisjs1767 Mercer Island, WA USA 08-05-09
      krisjs1767 Mercer Island, WA USA 08-05-09 Member Since 2012

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      "Brilliant!"

      I've liked all of Professor Ehrman's books but this is the best yet. There are very few audio offerings that I would want to repeat. This is one of them.

      2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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