Monday, April 13, 2009

Colbert and Bart Ehrman

One of Amazon's bestsellers right now is Bart Ehrman's Jesus, Interrupted - a book about his theory of discrepancies in the Bible. As you would expect, some top evangelicals have weighed in on the book. Ben Witherington offers a strong critique on his blog (here and here). This morning, Al Mohler also discusses the book in passing in his blog post for today. On Thursday, however, defense of the Bible came from a rather unexpected source. On his nightly talk show, Stephen Colbert, challenged Ehrman on several points from his book. In the video below, you can see some classical arguments about the unity and diversity of the Bible being used in a much more modern and contemporary way. (And for those thinking Colbert might just be playing Devil's Advocate here - he is a devout Catholic that teaches Sunday School who has stated that he believes in the traditional doctrines of Christianity)

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