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An edition of Forged (2011)

Forged

writing in the name of God : why the Bible's authors are not who we think they are

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An edition of Forged (2011)

Forged

writing in the name of God : why the Bible's authors are not who we think they are

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"In FORGED New York Times bestselling author, Bart Ehrman, reveals another hidden scandal of the Bible. For centuries, scholars have known that not all of the books in the New Testament are authentic while the general public has been blissfully unaware. The books of the New Testament are widely assumed to be written accounts of Jesus's life by those who knew him best. However, if the Gospels and letters were not written by memebers of Jesus's inner circle--but by later writers with differing agendas in rival communitites--then the authority of the Bible collapses. Based on new, original research, Ehrman takes the reader on a journey to the ancient world and the forgery battles that raged throughout the Roman Empire. The popular myth is that "writing in the name of another" was a common, accepted practice in antiquity. Not so argues Ehrman. Forgery was as scandalous then as it is now. And yet, at a time when all documents and letters where copied by hand and circulated freely with little or no authorial control, identifying who actually penned a piece of writing-be it political, historical, or religious-was fraught with uncertainty. FORGED exposes the forged letters written in the name of Jesus's disciples for the expressed purpose of gaining acceptance in the early church...which is exactly what happened and why we have the Bible we read today"--

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New York

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
225.1
Library of Congress
BS2330.3 .E375 2011, BS2330.3.E375 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

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Open Library
OL24412453M
Internet Archive
forgedwritinginn00ehrm
ISBN 13
9780062012616
LCCN
2010034177
OCLC/WorldCat
639164332

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