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I Still Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories - John Byron

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Video from Zondervan

"(Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship Buy direct from Zondervan at Does serious academic study of the Bible threaten one's faith? We often hear of biblical scholars who lose their faith after rigorous study, but for many others, this is not the case. John Byron, professor of New Testament at Ashland Theological Seminary, Introduces I (Still) Believe, the stories of those who have retained their faith and how the academic experience has shaped it. Contributors include Richard Bauckham, James D. G. Dunn, Gordon Fee, Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Scot McKnight, Phyllis Trible, and many more! " from video introduction.

Following are excerpts from an article about Christian Bart Ehrman.

"I’m dedicating an entire chapter to Bart Ehrman and his best-selling book God’s Problem, because, as a self-described “former evangelical Christian,” Ehrman personifies the potential consequences evangelical churches face when they fail to address the problem of evil and suffering. By looking at Ehrman and his book, we can further explore the issue—but with a personal dimension, because we’ll see its impact on the life of a real person...Ehrman refers to his earlier book, Misquoting Jesus, to say his belief in the Bible’s truthfulness diminished the more he studied it. He decided it was not God’s inerrant revelation but “a very human book with all the marks of having come from human hands: Discrepancies, contradictions, errors, and different perspectives.” from the article: A Case Study: Bart Ehrman, a “Christian” Who Lost His Faith

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