Misquoting Jesus: An interview with religious scholar Bart Ehrman

Bart Ehrman is the chair of the department of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s an expert on the early Christian church and the life of Jesus. He joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss his bestselling book Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. Ehrman traces the early evolution of the Gospels and how slight alterations came about by early scribes who may have made copying mistakes, introducing apocryphal stories. But he says archaeological work is helping scholars like himself find out more about the real history of the New Testament. Ehrman also says the idea of the inerrancy of the Bible is a product of the 20th century. You can also tune in for a twenty second definition of the Gnostics!