Bart Ehrman is giving a talk at Rhodes College here in Memphis Thursday. The topic is “Is the New Testament Forged?” – a loaded question if I’ve ever seen one. I’m planning on going, along with a few other people I know, and I’ll give a report here afterward.
Ehrman is an interesting cat and I look forward to this, as well as to the response of the Memphis audience. I have a number of his recent books, which are of the “popular scholarship” variety, though certainly not lacking in quality. I expect if questions are allowed afterward, he’ll be queried about the Gospel of Judas translation. I have a different area in mind, if I get the chance.