In this one-on-one edition of the show, Justin Brierley speaks to New Testament Historian Bart Ehrman about his recent book "Did Jesus Exist?" which argues for the historical fact of Jesus of Nazareth.
Ehrman, whose books are more usually at odds with evangelicals, was this time attacked by atheist proponents of "mythicism" - the view that Jesus never existed.
He responds to the criticisms, including mythicists Bob Price and Richard Carrier and answers questions sent in by Unbelievable? listeners.
For Did Jesus Exist? http://www.bartdehrman.com/books/did_jesus_exist.htm
Bart's blog http://ehrmanblog.org/
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Unbelievable? 16th April 2011 - Biblical evidence for the Resurrection Bart Ehrman & Mike Licona
Unbelievable? 3 Jan 2009 "Misquoting Jesus" Ehrman & Williams Bart Ehrman & Peter Williams - "Misquoting Jesus: Do we have the original writings of the New Testament?"
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