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Jesus, Interrupted Audiobook

Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible

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Publisher's Summary

Picking up where Bible expert Bart Ehrman's New York Times best seller, Misquoting Jesus, left off, Jesus, Interrupted addresses the larger issue of what the New Testament actually teaches...and it's not what most people think. Here Ehrman reveals what scholars have unearthed:

  • The authors of the New Testament have diverging views about who Jesus was and how salvation works.
  • The New Testament contains books that were forged in the names of the apostles by Christian writers who lived decades later.
  • Jesus, Paul, Matthew, and John all represented fundamentally different religions.
  • Established Christian doctrines, such as the suffering messiah, the divinity of Jesus, and the trinity were the inventions of still later theologians.

    These are not idiosyncratic perspectives of just one modern scholar. As Ehrman skillfully demonstrates, they have been the standard and widespread views of critical scholars across a full spectrum of denominations and traditions. Why is it most people have never heard such things?

    This is the book that pastors, educators, and anyone interested in the Bible have been waiting for, a clear and compelling account of the central challenges we face when attempting to reconstruct the life and message of Jesus.

    ©2009 Bart D. Ehrman; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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      Dawn 24/01/2015
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      "Should be a "must listen to" for every adult!"

      I always feel like an uninformed idiot after reading Bart Ehrman. Yet I am an educated, open minded and well traveled adult. I guess I am almost angry that I've allowed myself to be so easily brainwashed... His easy to read style and depth of information never disappoints.
      While listening with my headsets on my partner had to deal with sudden explosions of "What!", laughter and slaps to the forehead. It just gets to you that strongly.
      If you are at all worried about it damaging your faith then listen to the last chapter first. It certainly won't unless you want it to!
      The reader is perfect. A great voice that one never tires of. I fear if I ever got to meet Mr. Ehrman I'd be shocked to hear his voice!
      Now that my 15 hours are over I must immediately download another!

      3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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      ChrisR 07/04/2013
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      "An interesting perspective on an old story"

      Erhman is a man of great intellect, a scholar of the highest credentials.

      The contents if this book he claims not to be controversial among academics in the field of biblical scholarship, but are certainly controversial to the layman.

      His conclusions are certainly controversial - but given the weight if evidence he gives in support they clearly shouldn't be.

      A good run-through the work of New Testament history; detailed enough to provide clarity but not in-depth enough for me in some places.

      A book that will make you think, maybe not fought to shake the faith of the masses but it will certainly leave you with many questions.

      A good audiobook but for me it would have been much better if read by the author.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      P. Hopwood 21/06/2016
      P. Hopwood 21/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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      "Phew! Should be read in every church"

      Hard to argue with Prof. Ehrman's reasoned and carefully presented scholarship. Beautifully clear; a shame that the deeply indoctrinated won't ever appreciate or even consider the questions raised by this

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      Thomas H Pryor 27/04/2017
      Thomas H Pryor 27/04/2017
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      "Simply Outstanding"

      I am not good at expressing my thoughts into words. this book has done an exceptional job for me.

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      Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
      22/05/17
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      "Perfect Comparative Study Between the Apostles."

      Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible, written by: Bart D. Ehrman and narrated by: Jason Culp. The work provides a basis from which to consider the New Testament, not as an incantation of from upon high, but rather the aspiration of those living in the time of Jesus and for a few hundred years thereafter.

      There is nothing here that denigrates the core teachings. There is much here that provides that G-d, himself did not ordain the Words. The New Testament is the combined learning of the Apostles. The book provides information to make it obvious the teachings are inconsistent, and even contradictory. The New Testament's purpose was sacred, but humanly flawed. Our job is to discern the history and apply it’s underlying concepts to assist us in living today.

      The examination of the known history is perfect and the comparisons between the Apostle’s individual teachings is well-structured and compelling. Culp does a perfect job in his reading.

      If you want a comparative study of the teachings of Jesus; this is your read (listen). Great experience.

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      22/04/17
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      "Wow!"

      Great narration and very eye opening. Really liked the way the author didn't belittle Christianity in his closing but supported it, even though for him, it has lost its savor. This book is well worth reading. It brought the bible to life, made it very understandable and took out all the mystical elements and put them a perspective that is more real than trying to believe them as actually happening.

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    • H
      Morrison, IL United States
      15/03/17
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      "Valuable content but ..."
      What did you love best about Jesus, Interrupted?

      Heard arguments regarding cannon that I was seeking. Identified reasoning components which I appreciated. Shared listening with son and we discussed so that was a plus.


      What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

      Content most interesting, a bit wordy least interesting.


      Would you listen to another book narrated by Jason Culp?

      Yes, narration was good.


      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

      No


      Any additional comments?

      Author doesn't equally apply his arguments to his own side. A little to jaded to come across neutral for the research. Other than that good content.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Eric
      Vancouver, WA, United States
      02/03/17
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      "I have mixed feeling about this book"

      the author seems to have an axe to grind, but he's very passive about it. He does provide some very good data points for consideration, he likewise seems to provide some very weak ones. Overall, I think his case is well made.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Richard
      United States
      25/08/16
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      "ExtremelyThought Provoking Discussion Of The Bible"

      Dr Ehrman provides a well researched, thorough, and objective analysis of the Bible and various Christian documents. This analysis will expand the perspective of anyone interested in these topics.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Frank
      06/07/16
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      "Great book that should be read by religious and irreligious students of the Bible"

      The book provides a strong foundation for the claims that the Bible is not the unaltered word of God. Instead, Ehrman shows that the Bible is a human construction devised over time. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible (regardless or religious preference.)

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Amazon Customer
      Colorado, USA
      23/02/16
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      "In depth and unapologetic"

      This book was well compiled and beautifully organized. I don't particularly love audio books and prefer the print copies but this one was intriguing enough and the reader had a good enough speaking voice that I was able to finish this in two days while completing daily tasks. entertaining and insightful!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Amazon Customer
      05/11/15
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      "One of the best books."

      Everyone living in the Western world should listened to this book. I'm surprised that so many scholars know about this but yet the everyday person knows very little or refuses to accept the obvious facts. Blind faith can be a very dangerous thing.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Valerie
      26/10/15
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      "Good information and story"

      Although I do not agree with everything Ehrman says The points are well supported, organized and explained in detail.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Caleb
      02/09/15
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      "Eh, it's alright"

      Things I liked:
      • provides a quick overview of some scholarly criticisms
      • polite towards believers in God
      • overall interesting perspective

      Things I disliked:
      • rambles toward the end (I feel like the book could've been shorter)
      • writes in absolutes as if all biblical scholars accept certain things as facts, which is simply not true (I'm a biblical studies grad and view Ehrman's work as an interpretation/commentary)
      • seems to contradict himself occasionally throughout the book

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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