The New Testament (The Great Courses, 656) (Audiobook) (Repost)

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The New Testament (The Great Courses, 656)  (Audiobook) (Repost)

The New Testament (The Great Courses, 656) (Audiobook) By Professor Bart D. Ehrman
2000 | 12 hours and 34 mins | ISBN: 1565853660 | MP3 32 kbps | 183 MB

Whether you consider it a book of faith or a cultural artifact, the New Testament is among the most significant writings that the world has ever known. Scarcely a single major writer in the last 2,000 years has failed to rely on the web of meaning contained in the New Testament to communicate. Yet the New Testament is also among the most widely disputed and least clearly understood books in history. In these lectures Professor Bart D. Ehrman develops for you a carefully reasoned understanding of the New Testament—and the individuals and communities who created its texts. Importantly, Professor Ehrman's approach is as an historian, and the course "suspends" belief or disbelief to understand how, when, why, and by whom the New Testament was written. He explains in detail the light that historical research brings to the texts. He also reviews key texts omitted from the New Testament. "Our ultimate goal is to come to a fuller appreciation and understanding of these books that have made such an enormous impact on the history of Western civilization and that continue to play such an important role for people today," says Dr. Ehrman.