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Monday, March 20, 2006
Bart Ehrman: former fundamentalist, Bible scholar
I was surprised last week to see Bart Ehrman on the The Daily Show. I guess I shouldn't be surprised since Jon Stewart often features somewhat obscure authors. I think it is great that Ehrman's research about early Christianity is getting more attention:
Beliefnet.com, "Unpacking 'The Code': What's true in Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code' and what's pure historical fiction?" interview
Ehrman's own personal story is also very interesting. He was a fundamentalist Christian who was led to study the Bible and early Christianity. However, his studies ultimately led him to question his fundamentalism and to become an agnostic.