Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ben Witherington interview with Bart Ehrman

Conservative NT scholar Ben Witherington recently interviewed not-so-conservative NT scholar Bart Ehrman on the issue of whether Jesus actually existed. You may know that in the last few years a small group of skeptics has challenged the very existence of Jesus of Nazareth. I think you will enjoy these interviews (there are seven posts in all), not because you will agree with everything Ehrman says - you won't. But I think you will enjoy them because because you will see how strong the historical testimony is about Jesus, even as understood by a scholar as hostile to traditional Christianity as Ehrman.


  1. Ben Witherington is a Christian apologist whenever he takes on Ehrman, losing immediate credibility. "Jesus Interrupted. . . " by Ehrman makes a shambles out of fundamentalist Christian belief in the inerrancy of the Bible. They hide behind Witherington and his ilk as they try to re-group and consider why they are so obstinate in their outdated beliefs. Sad.

  2. No it won't because you won't approve it.

  3. Hi Anonymous
    Not sure of your purpose here. Your point about Witherington losing credibility is unclear, and your criticisms of fundamentalists lack any substance.