(RNS) — Best known for his popular books debunking the central assumptions of Christian Scriptures, the New Testament scholar continues this quest in his latest book, ‘Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.’
(The Conversation) — The curious case of Bible #1, and how much we actually know about it.
(RNS) — Here are eight new books — and one bonus track — where religion and spirituality are themes.
(RNS) — In 'The Triumph of Christianity,' the New Testament scholar tries to answer a simple question: How did 20 Jesus followers come to convert most of the Western world in the space of 300 years?
(RNS) The New Testament scholar wonders what happened between the time Jesus died and the time the gospel writers wrote about him.
(RNS) Some argue that Jesus was a fictional character, and that believers and everyone else have been duped. Scholars say there’s nothing to the claim. So why does the theory keep hanging around?
(RNS) In a rare publishing feat, HarperCollins arranged to have a team of evangelical scholars write a rebuttal of hot-selling superstar writer Bart Ehrman's new book.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (RNS) As Christians prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, Bart Ehrman, an agnostic, convincingly demonstrates there was a historical Jesus. As for the "mythicists" who argue otherwise -- many of them his biggest fans -- Ehrman has some choice words: "sensationalist," "wrongheaded" and "amateurish." By Yonat Shimron.