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The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament

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A Must Read!

Professor Ehrman has provided us with an excellent, and well-written book detailing problems revealed in the various texts and manuscripts of the New Testament writings. This truly is not a book for the faint of heart, nor the faint of faith. You will be challenged to t...
Professor Ehrman has provided us with an excellent, and well-written book detailing problems revealed in the various texts and manuscripts of the New Testament writings. This truly is not a book for the faint of heart, nor the faint of faith. You will be challenged to the very core of your belief and understanding of the New Testament, but what is so wrong with that?? We have been admonished by Peter to 'be ready to give an answer', and Paul to 'study to show yourself approved.' Yet all too often in Christendom our beliefs are more based in 'feelings and emotions' than in fact. The subject confronted by Prof. Ehrman in this book id both difficult and necessary. It is all too easy to point the judgmental finger of blame and accusation at this servant who has dedicated his life to the study of the scriptural texts. How much more difficult is it to attentively listen to what is said, take into consideration the context of the author, and then change my own flawed beliefs? Bravo, to you Dr. Ehrman!!

posted by Anonymous on August 19, 2002

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2 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

False Teachings of the Antichrists

Another subtle attack on the Church and the Word. A good text for the faithful to read to understand the arguments the devil better armed for spiritual combat. These are not new arguments. The devil and his minions have been hard at work since the beginning of t...
Another subtle attack on the Church and the Word. A good text for the faithful to read to understand the arguments the devil better armed for spiritual combat. These are not new arguments. The devil and his minions have been hard at work since the beginning of time turning man's heart away from the path of theosis. And, the devil knows that the most convincing arguments are the simplest. Here, the argument is that the Word is incomplete, redacted, and flawed. Undermine the Word and he undermines the faith itself. The Apostoles and Holy Fathers have cautioned us of this many times. The Holy Fathers also teach us that Satan does his dirty work, not with the theatrics of an 'Exorcist' but with whispered and reasonable arguments. As he did not compel Adam and Eve but seduced them, so he continues to today. The Christian's path to theosis is meant to be hard and full of trials of body, mind, and spirit. Of all our trials, perhaps the heaviest and most wearisome is bearing the cross of doubt about one's faith. Books such as this one and men such as its author are to be met with faith, prayer, and thanks to God for the opportunity to overcome one's doubts.

posted by Anonymous on January 1, 2008

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  • Posted December 28, 2014

    My rating attempts to average the content and the ebook construc

    My rating attempts to average the content and the ebook construction. Bart Ehrman provides various examples of textual differences in early New Testament manuscripts and argues that many accepted texts are changes made to enforce those beliefs which have become orthodox or normal Christianity. Dry stuff by its nature, but well done.

    The problem is that Ehrman copiously quotes from the original Greek of the New Testament, and the quotes wind up too tiny to read on some, perhaps all readers. All these quotes are actually jpegs of Greek text. Those responsible for conversion of Ehrman's work apparently have never heard of Unicode or embedded fonts. The reader can generally figure out the sense of the text without the Greek, but that is no excuse for such laziness and incompetence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2006

    Now, I haven't read this book...

    But I like to give my opinion on the subject matter. For those of you wondering whether the 'Orthodox Church' corrupted scripture, you should know that they did, and not only them but centurys of scribes before hand. However, except for on some points in which even the casual reader will find obvious, the scriptures remain in tact generally. So, if you want to learn about the corruption of the 'Orthodox Church', I would say this would make an interesting read but shouldn't destroy your faith in the scriptures. But the tampering of the Catholic (I mean, 'orthodox) church with the scriptures is a matter of history.

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