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A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Bart D. Ehrman

February 10-11, 2012

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Kiss of JudasJoin us for this special event in which Bart Ehrman explores the figure of Jesus of Nazareth. Revisiting this popular topic, Professor Ehrman will explore the surviving ancient sources about the historical Jesus, examine every reference to Jesus made by ancient writers who were not among his followers, and set the life and teaching of Jesus in his own historical context by examining his relationship to the Dead Sea Scrolls and other traces of Judaism of his day. Professor Ehrman argues that Jesus is best understood as a Jewish apocalyptic prophet who expected the climax of history to happen within his own generation.

Bart EhrmanSpeaker

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the New Testament and the history of early Christianity. He has written more than twenty books, including four New York Times bestsellers: Misquoting Jesus, God’s Problem, Jesus Interrupted and Forged.


Non-Canonical Sources for the Life of Jesus: What Were His Friends and Enemies Saying?

The Gospels as Fact and Fiction: How Good are our Primary Accounts of Jesus’ Life?

A Context for Everything: The Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Apocalypticism, and the Historical Jesus

The Death of the Messiah: Jesus and the Politics of His Day

Time and Cost

4:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, through 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2012. The tuition is $125 ($110 by February 3). Tuition for teachers is $62.50 ($55 by February 3). 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. The optional dinner on Friday evening is $20.00.

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Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

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