Bart D. Ehrman is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Misquoting Jesus. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the early Church and the life of Jesus. He has been featured in Time and has appeared on NBC's Dateline, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, The History Channel, major NPR shows, and other top media outlets. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium

By Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: May 2001
Language: English
ISBN-10: 019512474X
ISBN-13: 978-0195124743
Format: Paperback, 288pp
Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches

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Various Reviews

"An elegantly written, much-needed book.... Ehrman's should be the first book for any lay reader interested in the historical Jesus." --Kirkus Reviews

"While Ehrman's provocative thesis will stir up controversy among scholars, his warm, inviting prose style and his easy-to-read historical and critical overviews make this the single best introduction to the study of the historical Jesus." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Bart Ehrman's look at the much-debated mysteries of the historical Jesus is thoughtful and responsible yet also fresh and--of all things--flavored with an appropriate wit. Anyone familiar with the subject will know how rare such a combination is. I commend it strongly to any reader who's willing to follow a well-stocked mind wherever it leads." --Reynolds Price, author of Three Gospels, Letter to a Man in the Fire: Does God Exist and Does He Care?

"In Jesus, Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium , Bart Ehrman offers an exciting and accessible study of the historical Jesus. He canvasses a wide range of ancient texts and modern interpretations as he orients his reader both in the distant world of late Second Temple Judaism and the current swirl of scholarly opinion. With verve, warm humor and exemplary clarity, Ehrman's Jesus provides the nonspecialist reader with an excellent introduction to this often elusive figure, the Jesus of history." --Paula Fredriksen, Boston University

"Bart Ehrman is that rare creature who is not only a good scholar but also a fine teacher. In Jesus, Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium , he addresses a general audience who may know next to nothing about serious historical work on Jesus of Nazareth. With his usual clear and humorous style, he explains technical problems in a way that almost any educated reader could understand.... Ehrman has given us a healthy and needed correction to the portrait of Jesus common in many American academic circles today, influenced as they are by the Jesus Seminar. This book will be of great use in an undergraduate course seeking to introduce students either to the historical Jesus in particular or to New Testament studies in general."
--John P. Meier, University of Notre Dame, author of A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus: Mentor, Message, and Miracle

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