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    • From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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    Step back to Christianity's first three centuries to see how it transitioned from the religion of Jesus to a religion about Jesus. How did a single group from among many win the struggle for dominance to establish the beliefs central to the faith, rewrite the history of Christianity's internal conflicts, and produce a canon of sacred texts – the New Testament – that supported its own views?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic course and insight to Christianity

    • By JCT on 20-08-17

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The New Testament

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
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    Whether taken as a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings the world has ever known, its web of meaning relied upon by virtually every major writer in the last 2,000 years. Yet the New Testament is not only one of Western civilization’s most believed books, but also one of its most widely disputed, often maligned, and least clearly understood, with a vast number of people unaware of how it was written and transmitted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Compelling

    • By Jonathan on 23-11-14

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Lost Christianities

    • The Battles of Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Matthew Kugler
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Some groups of Christians claimed that there was not one God but two or twelve or thirty. Some believed that the world had not been created by God but by a lesser, ignorant deity. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine, while others said he was divine but not human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating stuff

    • By dr_biomorph on 11-03-17

    Regular price: £20.59

    • Jesus Before the Gospels

    • How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout much of human history, our most important stories were passed down orally - including the stories about Jesus before they became written down in the Gospels. In this fascinating and deeply researched work, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Erhman investigates the role oral history has played in the New Testament - how the telling of these stories not only spread Jesus' message but helped shape it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By e on 04-07-16

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Forged

    • Writing in the Name of God - Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is often said, even by critical scholars who should know better, that “writing in the name of another” was widely accepted in antiquity. But New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman dares to call it what it was: literary forgery, a practice that was as scandalous then as itis today. In Forged, Ehrman’s fresh and original research takes readers back to the ancient world, where forgeries were used as weapons by unknown authors to fend off attacks to their faith and establish their church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and enjoyable

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-04-11
    • Writing in the Name of God - Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 22-03-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: £27.69

    • The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this course, an award-winning professor and New York Times best-selling author offers a penetrating investigation of the 24 most pivotal Christian controversies, shedding light on fallacies that obscure an accurate view of the religion and how it evolved into what it is today. In each lecture, you'll delve deeply into a key issue in Christianity's early development. Explore intriguing questions in this unique inquiry into the core of Christian tradition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A respectful challenge to Christian beliefs

    • By geoff nemec on 06-02-18

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Historical Jesus

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
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    From the late Roman Empire all the way to our own time, no continuously existing institution or belief system has wielded as much influence as Christianity, no figure as much as Jesus. Worshipped around the globe by more than a billion people, he is undoubtedly the single most important figure in the story of Western civilization and one of the most significant in world history altogether.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting concept, needs the visual element

    • By Sam on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £33.89

    • After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
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    These 24 lectures introduce what is considered the most important collection of post-New Testament writings. Although largely unknown and unread, these writings provide a treasure trove of insights into Christianity, and they are crucial to understanding the development of a religion that was shaped largely outside the pages of the New Testament itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight into little-known area

    • By R. Eagling on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £32.79

    • How Jesus Became God

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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    This fundamental historical question and its complex answer speak penetratingly to the spiritual impulses, concerns, and beliefs that have played a seminal role in our world, even as they reveal the foundation of history’s most global religious movement, and fresh insights into the Western world's single most influential human being. Tackling all of these matters and more, Great Courses favorite Professor Ehrman returns with the unprecedented historical inquiry of How Jesus Became God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent exposition of Christian doctrine

    • By swheelie on 02-03-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    What different kinds of books are in the New Testament? When, how, and why were they written? And why did some books, and not others, come to be collected into what Christians came to consider the canon of scripture that would define their belief for all time? With these 12 lectures, get a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to these and other key issues in the development of Christianity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By B F. on 11-10-16

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Jesus, Interrupted

    • Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be a "must listen to" for every adult!

    • By Dawn on 24-01-15

    Regular price: £26.79

    • The Joy of Ancient History

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman, Bob Brier, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman, Bob Brier, Craig G. Benjamin, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
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    For years, The Great Courses has taken lifelong learners on stirring explorations of our ancient roots; ones that bring you face to face with what history means, and how we use it to understand both the past and the present. So where's the best place to start? Right here with this eclectic and insightful collection of 36 lectures curated from our most popular ancient history courses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen

    • By Andyjn on 07-10-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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    What did the "other" Scriptures early Christians followed say? Do they exist today? How could such outlandish ideas ever be considered Christian? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative questions that arise from these 24 thrilling lectures. Join the dramatic search for lost Christianities and learn why it's considered such an appealing subject to study.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • as always full of insights

    • By Ed on 05-07-17

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Did Jesus Exist?

    • The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but poor evidence

    • By kl342 on 23-09-16

    Regular price: £27.69

    • 36 Big Ideas

    • By: The Great Courses, Bart D. Ehrman, Daniel W. Drezner, and others
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman, Daniel W. Drezner, David Sadava, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
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    The Great Courses has produced thousands of lectures that have introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest and most fascinating ideas that humans have ever thought. Now, enjoy 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get an interesting learning experience across a wide range of disciplines.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not yhe best

    • By David Futerman on 24-03-18

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Da Vinci Code

    • Facts and Fallacies at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Dan Burstein, Bart D. Ehrman, Linda Ruf
    • Narrated by: Phyllis Tickle
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    The 92nd Street Y has gathered scholars and authorities to discuss the questions and issues raised in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. What are the implications for religion and private faith when talk about God moves into pop culture, and popular entertainment becomes a mode of education?

    Regular price: £1.89

    • Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dan Brown's immensely popular New York Times best-selling The Da Vinci Code is one of the most successful books of recent history. It has captivated millions the world over with its enthralling suspense and its provocative questions about the true nature of Jesus' life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Digging into the Da Vinci code.

    • By Teresa Cooper on 13-08-15

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot

    • A New Look at the Betrayer and Betrayed
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lost for nearly 1,700 years, newly restored and authenticated, the Gospel of Judas presents a very different view of the relationship between Jesus and Judas. Rather than paint Judas as a traitor, it portrays him as acting at Jesus' request.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than previous outings by Erhman

    • By Lesley on 08-04-09

    Regular price: £21.39

    • God's Problem

    • The Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganzer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In times of questioning and despair, people often quote the Bible to provide answers. Surprisingly, though, the Bible does not have one answer but many "answers" that often contradict one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes sense out of Biblical nonsense

    • By R. Roberts on 18-07-15
    • The Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganzer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 19-02-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: £27.69

    • Forgery and Counterforgery

    • The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics
    • By: Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Arguably the most distinctive feature of the early Christian literature," writes Bart Ehrman, "is the degree to which it was forged." The Homilies and Recognitions of Clement; Paul's letters to and from Seneca; Gospels by Peter, Thomas, and Philip; Jesus' correspondence with Abgar, letters by Peter and Paul in the New Testament - all forgeries. To cite just a few examples.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-09-17

    Regular price: £37.49