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The New Testament by Bart D. Ehrman
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it was amazing

Finally! After starting this book over two years ago, and after several pauses in the reading, i've finished it!

This is an extremely well written and researched book that I recommend to anyone interested in the history of what is considered to be the Christian New Testament. The historical and literary methods used by Dr. Ehrman are fascinating. I am left amazed by the vast number and significance of facts and history related to the Early Christian writings that are never discussed in the dominant "Christian" culture. It is baffling to me that these topics are seemingly never considered by people who claim to base their life upon the Christian scriptures. At any rate, this is an excellent introduction to the topic for anyone with the intellectual integrity and courage to deal with it.

I highly recommend this book with 6 out of 5 stars!

ps. this is an academic book which deals with the history of the early Christian literature in an objective, scholarly manner. It does not express opinions of the author, other than related to historical and textual criticism methods, etc. It is NOT to be put in the same category of some of Dr. Ehrman's other more "popular" books in which he clearly offers his opinions about matters of theology, faith, and philosophy.
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Reading Progress

July 27, 2011 – Started Reading
July 27, 2011 – Shelved
July 27, 2011 –
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August 1, 2011 –
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1.79%
August 1, 2011 –
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August 1, 2011 –
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August 2, 2011 –
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August 2, 2011 –
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August 3, 2011 –
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August 6, 2011 –
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August 8, 2011 –
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18.75% "excellent book so far!"
August 10, 2011 –
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August 15, 2013 –
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August 17, 2013 – Finished Reading

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