Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior, Bart D. Ehrman
  • List: $26.99  |  Sale: $18.89
    Club: $13.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Narrator: Joe Barrett

Unabridged: 10 hr 5 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 03/01/2016

Genre: Religion

Synopsis

The bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus, one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today examines oral tradition and its role in shaping the stories about Jesus we encounter in the New Testament—and ultimately in our understanding of Christianity.Throughout much of human history, our most important stories were passed down orally—including the stories about Jesus before they became written down in the Gospels. In this fascinating and deeply researched work, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Erhman investigates the role oral history has played in the New Testament—how the telling of these stories not only spread Jesus’ message but helped shape it.A master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, Ehrman draws on a range of disciplines, including psychology and anthropology, to examine the role of memory in the creation of the Gospels. Explaining how oral tradition evolves based on the latest scientific research, he demonstrates how the act of telling and retelling impacts the story, the storyteller, and the listener—crucial insights that challenge our typical historical understanding of the silent period between when Jesus lived and died and when his stories began to be written down.As he did in his previous books on religious scholarship, debates on New Testament authorship, and the existence of Jesus of Nazareth, Ehrman combines his deep knowledge and meticulous scholarship in a compelling and eye-opening narrative that will change the way we read and think about these sacred texts.

Recommended

The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
The God Delusion
by Richard Dawkins

List: $21.99

Sale: $15.39

Club: $10.99

Narrator: Richard Dawkins
Published: 01/19/2007

Battlefield of the Mind Ganar la Batalla en su Mente, Joyce Meyer
Battlefield of the Mind
by Joyce Meyer

List: $14.98

Sale: $10.49

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Pat Lentz
Published: 12/01/2006

Lies We Believe About God, Wm. Paul Young
Lies We Believe About God
by Wm. Paul Young

List: $11.99

Sale: $8.40

Club: $5.99

Narrator: Wm. Paul Young
Published: 03/07/2017

The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters
by C. S. Lewis

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: Joss Ackland
Published: 08/21/2012

The Problem of Pain, C. S. Lewis
The Problem of Pain
by C. S. Lewis

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: James Simmons
Published: 08/21/2012

What We Talk About When We Talk About God, Rob Bell
What We Talk About When We Talk About...
by Rob Bell

List: $15.99

Sale: $11.20

Club: $7.99

Narrator: Rob Bell
Published: 03/12/2013

My Time In Heaven, Richard Sigmund
My Time In Heaven
by Richard Sigmund

List: $13.99

Sale: $9.80

Club: $6.99

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Published: 01/27/2015

The End of Faith, Sam Harris
The End of Faith
by Sam Harris

List: $29.95

Sale: $20.97

Club: $14.97

Narrator: Brian Emerson
Published: 12/31/2007

Unoffendable How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better, Brant Hansen
Unoffendable
by Brant Hansen

List: $16.99

Sale: $11.89

Club: $8.49

Narrator: Brant Hansen
Published: 08/28/2015
{"id":"2997143","ean":"9780062445209","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior","subtitle":"How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior","author":"Bart D. Ehrman","rating_average":"3.5","narrator":"Joe Barrett","ubr_id":"2997143","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"26.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"16.19","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Joe Barrett","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 10 hr 6 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}