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I have been reading another of Bart Ehrman’s books, “The Lost Gospel of Judas” lately. I am very impressed with Ehrman as an historian. I have read nearly all of his books. The most interesting one to me was “”The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture”. This book told about all the many varieties of theologies and what later became scripture during and after the second century and on. I was fascinated reading it. There certainly was no “orthodox” theology at that time and no set scripture. Everyone who copied what would later become scripture added or deleted theology that did not agree with theirs. Ehrman reads five ancient languages and compares the theology found in various ancient documents.
I would like to have had Ehrman at our scripture symposium last spring. Don wanted to ask Stephen Patterson though so we did. Frankly, I was disappointed in Patterson. He didn’t talk about anything we didn’t already know.
Ehrman, on the other hand, is a leading historian of the early church and would have brought a lot of new information.
I recommend “God’s Problem” by Ehrman.2008.In his first books, he told of his early training in taditional conservative Christian colleges. This book tells how he lost his faith. He is not an atheist. He doesn’t know that there is no God. But there is too much suffering in the world to support the idea that there is a loving god that has immense power. I personally call myself an agnostic.
James E Elliott
I have all of Ehrman’s books. They are brilliant, in my estimation.
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I just found out that my third great grandfather’s obituary appeared in The Saint’s Herald on 10 January 1900. Does anyone know how I can obtain a copy of that obituary?
Susie, did you ever find the obituary through The Saints’ Herald online?
If so, could you reply back to me. I too, have gggrandfather whose obituary is in The Saints’ Herald and would like to view it. Thanks
How do I get a copy of an obituary for James Swarts died December 1882 and found on page 112 of the Saints Herald according to the online index? Thanx for any help anyone can give me.