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    • The New Testament

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Narrated by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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    Whether taken as a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known, its web of meaning relied upon by virtually every major writer in the last 2,000 years. Yet the New Testament is not only one of Western civilization’s most believed books, but also one of its most widely disputed, often maligned, and least clearly understood, with a vast number of people unaware of how it was written and transmitted.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should have a different title

    • By Kris Heap on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Narrated by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
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    What different kinds of books are in the New Testament? When, how, and why were they written? And why did some books, and not others, come to be collected into what Christians came to consider the canon of scripture that would define their belief for all time? With these 12 lectures, get a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to these and other key issues in the development of Christianity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Abridged Version of "The New Testament" Course

    • By Justin Bailey on 09-03-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Narrated by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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    Step back to Christianity's first three centuries to see how it transitioned from the religion of Jesus to a religion about Jesus. How did a single group from among many win the struggle for dominance to establish the beliefs central to the faith, rewrite the history of Christianity's internal conflicts, and produce a canon of sacred texts – the New Testament – that supported its own views?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Objective History of Early Christianity

    • By Wurm on 09-18-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • How Jesus Became God

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Narrated by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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    This fundamental historical question and its complex answer speak penetratingly to the spiritual impulses, concerns, and beliefs that have played a seminal role in our world, even as they reveal the foundation of history’s most global religious movement, and fresh insights into the Western world's single most influential human being. Tackling all of these matters and more, Great Courses favorite Professor Ehrman returns with the unprecedented historical inquiry of How Jesus Became God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Go for it!

    • By Jeffrey on 09-20-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Historical Jesus

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Narrated by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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    From the late Roman Empire all the way to our own time, no continuously existing institution or belief system has wielded as much influence as Christianity, no figure as much as Jesus. Worshipped around the globe by more than a billion people, he is undoubtedly the single most important figure in the story of Western civilization and one of the most significant in world history altogether.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Authoritative

    • By Tad Davis on 11-16-13

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    • After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Narrated by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
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    These 24 lectures introduce what is considered the most important collection of post-New Testament writings. Although largely unknown and unread, these writings provide a treasure trove of insights into Christianity, and they are crucial to understanding the development of a religion that was shaped largely outside the pages of the New Testament itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful, biased, informative, broad

    • By Michael on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Narrated by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this course, an award-winning professor and New York Times best-selling author offers a penetrating investigation of the 24 most pivotal Christian controversies, shedding light on fallacies that obscure an accurate view of the religion and how it evolved into what it is today. In each lecture, you'll delve deeply into a key issue in Christianity's early development. Explore intriguing questions in this unique inquiry into the core of Christian tradition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A remarkable look at early Christianity.

    • By Kate on 09-11-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Narrated by: Professor Bart D. Ehrman M.Div. Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
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    What did the "other" Scriptures early Christians followed say? Do they exist today? How could such outlandish ideas ever be considered Christian? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative questions that arise from these 24 thrilling lectures. Join the dramatic search for lost Christianities and learn why it's considered such an appealing subject to study.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally Understanding Bart Ehrman

    • By Michael on 08-16-13

    Regular price: $34.95