March, 2010 DEBATE: Dr. Bart Ehrman vs. Dr. Craig Evans

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri held a conference on “The Dead Sea Scrolls and Scripture”. Part of the attraction, on March 31, 2010, was a debate between two popular New Testament scholars, entitled “Does the Bible Misquote Jesus?”, a play on a 2005 New York Times, bestselling book “Misquoting Jesus” by one of the participants.  The following year, our other participant wrote a book of his own entitled “Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels“.

Watch closely if you want to see exactly who it is that is distorting the Gospels.

Dr. Craig Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Dr. Bart Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This debate addressed 7 specific questions.

  1. Are the Gospels Reliable?
  2. Do the Gospels Accurately Preserve the Teachings of Jesus Christ?
  3. Do the Gospels Accurately Preserve the Activities of Jesus Christ?
  4. Do the Gospels Contain Eyewitness Tradition?
  5. Do Archeologists and Historians Use the Gospels as Sources?
  6. Have the Gospels Been Accurately Preserved Down Through the Centuries?
  7. Do Scribal Errors and Textual Variants Significantly Impact any Teaching of Jesus, or any Important Christian Teaching?

Runtime is 1:27

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “March, 2010 DEBATE: Dr. Bart Ehrman vs. Dr. Craig Evans

  1. Wow, Craig Evans quotes Bruce Metzger who says that he faith in Jesus was well placed. Thank you xcntrik for providing this fine debate to show me once again that faith in Jesus is well placed. May God bless you as you wrestle with the truth. Jesus is alive!

    Posted by Nathan Uttley | May 31, 2012, 5:25 am
    • I am always happy to help Christians who are struggling with their faith.. Have Jesus contact me directly. Messages relayed by those who have been told that they are following him by preachers will not suffice. Thanks.

      Posted by Xcntrik | May 31, 2012, 9:50 am

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