• Hardcover: 368 pages
• Publisher: HarperOne (March 20, 2012)
Large numbers of atheists, humanists, and conspiracy theorists are raising one of the most pressing questions in the history of religion: “Did Jesus exist at all?” Was he invented out of whole cloth for nefarious purposes by those seeking to control the masses? Or was Jesus such a shadowy figure—far removed from any credible historical evidence—that he bears no meaningful resemblance to the person described in the Bible?
In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts these questions, vigorously defends the historicity of Jesus, and provides a compelling portrait of the man from Nazareth. The Jesus you discover here may not be the Jesus you had hoped to meet—but he did exist.
Bart D. Ehrman is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Misquoting Jesus, God’s Problem, Jesus, Interrupted, and Forged. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the Bible and the life of Jesus who has been featured on a variety of top media outlets. His forthcoming book, Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, will be available in March 2012.
Visit Professor Ehrman at his website.
Bart’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 20th: Shuck and Jive
Monday, March 26th: Broken Teepee
Tuesday, March 27th: Homebrewed Christian
Thursday, March 29th: Life is Short. Read Fast.
Tuesday, April 3rd: Crazy Liberals … and Conservatives
Wednesday, April 4th: The Liberal Spirit
Friday, April 6th: Butterflies and Wheels
Monday, April 9th: Exploring Our Matrix – part 1
Wednesday, April 11th: The Gods Are Bored
Friday, April 13th: Exploring Our Matrix – part 2
Thursday, April 19th: Richard Carrier Blogs