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The Book of Revelation

October 9, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Bart D. Ehrman

The book of Revelation is perhaps the most mysterious, the most misunderstood, the most violent, and the most anomalous book in the Christian Bible. Join our distinguished scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman as he explores what this famous document actually reveals. Does it provide a divinely inspired blueprint for the future, either near or distant, of planet earth, or is there something else at play here? What of the doomsday interpreters throughout the course of history? Many people today think that the Old Testament presents a “God of Wrath” but the New Testament a “God of Love.” How can that be reconciled with the world-wide cataclysms sent from heaven described in Revelation? The book of Revelation describes the violent destruction of all God’s enemies and the glorious rewards to be given the followers of Jesus as the future rulers of the world. How do we reconcile that to Jesus’ teachings about loving one’s enemy, giving to the poor, and sacrificing oneself for the sake of others?


  • What Does Revelation Reveal? The Most Mysterious Book of the Bible
  • Christian Readings of Revelation: The Most Misunderstood Book of the Bible
  • Cataclysm at the End of Time: The Most Violent Book of the Bible
  • Power, Domination, and Wealth: The Most Anomalous Book of the Bible?


Bart D. Ehrman, James A. Gray Professor of Religious Studies, is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including his most recent book, Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.


9:30 am-4:30 pm, Saturday, October 9. The tuition is $125 to attend in person or $75 for virtual viewing. The optional lunch on Saturday is $15.

Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.  For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

In-person tuition for teachers is $62.50. Teachers can also receive a $75 stipend after attending (click here for more information) and 10 contact hours for 1 unit of renewal credit. Current K-12 teachers interested in receiving a complimentary virtual viewing registration for this seminar can apply here.

Register here or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Registrants will receive a packet containing background readings, a map to the seminar location, and more about 2-3 weeks before the program date. 

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks will be required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


October 9, 2021
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Chapel Hill Campus
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