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The Reliability Of The New Testament

The Reliability Of The New Testament

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by Robert Stewart
     
 
This volume highlights points of agreement and disagreement between two leading scholars on the subject of the textual reliability of the New Testament: Bart Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of the best-selling book Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, and

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This volume highlights points of agreement and disagreement between two leading scholars on the subject of the textual reliability of the New Testament: Bart Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of the best-selling book Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, and Daniel Wallace, Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts.

This conversation between Ehrman and Wallace allows the reader to see in print how each presents his position in light of the other's. Contributions follow from an interdisciplinary team featuring specialists in biblical studies, philosophy, and theology. The textual reliability of the New Testament is logically prior to its interpretation and thus important for the Christian religion. This book provides interested readers a fair and balanced case for both sides and allows them to decide for themselves: What does it mean for a text to be textually reliable? How reliable is the New Testament? How reliable is reliable enough?

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Library Journal
Despite its title, this volume is not exactly a dialog. It consists mainly of a series of essays by authors other than Ehrman and Wallace. Although the book includes a transcript of a conversation between the two, held as part of the Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum, readers will be disappointed to find no vigorous hashing out of their academic differences regarding the reliability or stability of the New Testament manuscript tradition. Further, Stewart (philosophy & theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) has here selected, as he has done with other volumes emerging from this forum (e.g., The Future of Atheism), a group of experts who share views more in line with Wallace's position (and those of the conservative forum and its sponsoring institution) to write highly polished, persuasive essays to overwhelm the informal, moderate views of Ehrman presented in the transcript. The result is far from a fair fight, intellectually. No sympathetic expert voice is called to Ehrman's corner, so the dialog seems imbalanced, and the outcome rigged. VERDICT Readers interested in the history and critical study of biblical manuscripts would do well by the late Bruce M. Metzger's The Text of the New Testament, while those wondering what it all means should stick with the individual works of Ehrman and Wallace.—Matthew Sullivan, Hallowell, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800697730
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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