Did Jesus Exist?


Bart Ehrman, the Dean of Religious Studies at UNC, takes issue with the objection that Jesus of Nazareth never existed. A very popular notion growing in much of the anti-Christian literature, it is no small deal that an agnostic/atheist scholar like Ehrman goes after the ‘mythicists’ to debunk claims that Jesus was made up. Ehrman is one of the world’s best NT scholars and certainly the greatest textual critic currently working today. Yet, in several recent books, he has challenged very essential doctrines and beliefs of Christianity. Thus, it may prove interesting to see how some within his own camp of agnosticism are now turning the tables on him. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bart-d-ehrman/did-jesus-exist_b_1349544.html?ref=religion


Also, see our Bara Initiative video with Dr. Craig Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary) on this same question: