Bart Ehrman recently debated Peter Williams on the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts (HT: Justin Taylor). The discussion took place on a British radio program called “Unbelievable.” You can sign-up for the podcast, download the mp3 here, or listen to it below.[audio:http://media.premier.org.uk/unbelievable/f884634c-cd93-4002-a5fb-589cab03a90a.mp3]
Ehrman’s book Misquoting Jesus is essentially the starting point for the discussion. The book narrates Ehrman’s own spiritual journey in which he went from being an evangelical Christian to an agnostic. Ehrman’s faith collapsed when his belief in inerrancy collapsed. In the book, Ehrman seeks to explain why a knowledge of the textual basis of the NT undermines inerrancy.
I reviewed Ehrman’s book a couple of years ago, and you can read it here if you are interested. Peter Williams does a much better job in this radio interview of critiquing Ehrman than I did in my review. So I encourage you to take a listen to the discussion.
James Crossley and I are debating on the same show this coming Monday. But I’m not sure when it will air!
Who is Michael Bid?
James White is debating Ehrman on the 21 Jan 09 in Florida.