5+ quotes from Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman

Quotes from Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

Bart D. Ehrman ·  266 pages

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“The Bible, at the end of the day, is a very human book.”
― Bart D. Ehrman, quote from Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why


“Moreover, his view was precisely the one that many English Protestants feared would result from a careful analysis of the New Testament text, namely that the wide-ranging variations in the tradition showed that Christian faith could not be based solely on scripture (the Protestant Reformation doctrine of sola scriptura), since the text was unstable and unreliable. Instead, according to this view, the Catholics must be right that faith required the apostolic tradition preserved in the (Catholic) church.”
― Bart D. Ehrman, quote from Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why


“We might mean different things. How can you tell? Only by reading each of us carefully and seeing what each of us has to say—not by pretending that we are both saying the same thing. We’re often saying very different things.”
― Bart D. Ehrman, quote from Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why


“What if we have to figure out how to live and what to believe on our own, without setting the Bible up as a false idol—or an oracle that gives is a direct line of communication with the Almighty?”
― Bart D. Ehrman, quote from Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why


“Some believers, as though from a drinking bout, go so far as to oppose themselves and alter the original text of the gospel three or four or several times over, and change its character to enable them to deny difficulties in the face of criticism. (Against Celsus 2, 27)”
― Bart D. Ehrman, quote from Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why


About the author

Bart D. Ehrman
Born place: in Lawrence, Kansas, The United States
Born date October 5, 1955
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