The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text…

Paperback | July 22, 2011

byBart D. Ehrman

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Victors not only write history: they also reproduce the texts. Bart Ehrman explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, examining how early struggles between Christian "heresy" and "orthodoxy" affectedthe transmission of the documents over which many of the debates were waged. He makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the social and intellectual history of early Christianity and raises intriguing questions about the relationship of readers to their texts, especially in an age whenscribes could transform the documents they reproduced. This edition includes a new afterword surveying research in biblical interpretation over the past twenty years.

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Victors not only write history: they also reproduce the texts. Bart Ehrman explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, examining how early struggles between Christian "heresy" and "orthodoxy" affectedthe transmission of the documents over whic...

Bart Ehrman is James A. Gray Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the author of two dozen books in the fields of New Testament and Early Christianity.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 1.18 inPublished:July 22, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199739781

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