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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (800 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bart D. Ehrman Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bart D. Ehrman, the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus, Interrupted and God’s Problem reveals which books in the Bible’s New Testament were not passed down by Jesus’s disciples, but were instead forged by other hands—and why this centuries-hidden scandal is far more significant than many scholars are willing to admit. A controversial work of historical reporting in the tradition of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan, Ehrman’s Forged delivers a stunning explication of one of the most substantial—yet least discussed—problems confronting the world of biblical scholarship.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ehrman reveals for ordinary readers what most mainstream biblical scholars accept, but he then attributes motives to the writers, which are more speculative, ending his book with a discussion of a few justifiable lies or forgeries and those not justified (all the rest). Recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “[A] gloves-are-off review of New Testament authorship.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hom Sack | 2/15/2014

    " Excellent sequel to his previous book Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible & Why . His arguments here as well as in the other book, are persuasive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 1/16/2014

    " I find Ehrman's explorations of the textual history of Christianity fascinating. I've read a number of his other books targeted at the lay audience and am looking forward to this latest addition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcus | 1/13/2014

    " Still reading it just now. Very informative though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tiffany | 12/5/2013

    " I listened to this as an audiobook because I couldn't get it (free) any other way and I found it really interesting, although I would have liked to actually "read" it so I could have taken notes on some of the fascinating "forgeries" he talks about. A hard book for anyone who doesn't like to ask uncomfortable questions about faith. A great book for everyone who cares about the intellectual honesty (or lack thereof) in the bible. "

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