From Publishers Weekly ~
In times of questioning and despair, people often quote the Bible to provide answers. Surprisingly, though, the Bible does not have one answer but many "answers" that often contradict one another. Consider these competing explanations for suffering put forth by various biblical writers: The prophets: suffering is a punishment for sin. The book of Job, which offers two different answers: suffering is a test, and you will be rewarded later for passing it; and suffering is beyond comprehension, since we are just human beings and God, after all, is God. Ecclesiastes: suffering is the nature of things, so just accept it. All apocalyptic texts in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament: God will eventually make right all that is wrong with the world. For renowned Bible scholar Bart Ehrman, the question of why there is so much suffering in the world is more than a haunting thought. Ehrman's inability to reconcile the claims of faith with the facts of real life. In God's Problem, Ehrman discusses his personal anguish upon discovering the Bible's contradictory explanations for suffering and invites all people of faith--or no faith--to confront their deepest questions about how God engages the world.

Audio, Video and Articles Featuring Commentary of Bart D. Ehrman
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March 16, 2012
02:22:00
In the book DID JESUS EXIST? Bart Ehrman confronts these questions, vigorously defends the historicity of Jesus, and provides a compelling portrait of the man from Nazareth.
April 15, 2010
02:07:58
Ohio State University Great Hall Meeting Room hosted Dr. Bart Ehrmann and Dr. Michael Brown to debate the topic: "Does the Bible Provide an Adequate Answer to the Problem of Suffering?"
March 31, 2010
01:27:53
First Family Church hosts Dr. Bart Ehrmann and Dr. Craig Evans to debate the topic: "Does the New Testament Misquote Jesus?" Seven critical questions with each participant providing their answers.
Oct. 7, 2009
00:50:54
Christian Apologetics of Carolina hosted Dr. Bart Ehrmann
and Dinesh D’Souza to debate the topic: "God and the Problem
of Suffering" Produced by Fixed Point Foundation.
April 25th, 2009
00:19:05
Free Thought Radio. Host Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor is joined by Bart Ehrman for a discussion on the apparent contradictions found in the New Testament. Referencing book: "Jesus, Interrupted"
April 18th, 2009
01:16:46
Coast-to-Coast. Host Ian Punnet is joined by Bart Ehrman for a discussion on the apparent contradictions found in the New Testament. Referencing book: "Jesus, Interrupted"
Mar. 4th, 2009
00:38:09
Fresh Air from WHYY with Terri Gross. Terri discusses with Bart
about the book his book, "Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them)"
Jan. 13, 2009
02:23:22
HarperCollins Publishers Marketing Video for book:
"Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible
(And Why We Don't Know About Them)"
Jan. 10, 2009
01:07:49
Premier Christian Radio “Unbelievable" Justin Brierley interviews
Dr. Bart Ehrmann and Richard Swinburne to debate the topic:
"The Problem of Evil."
May 3, 2008
00:28:58
The Artist's Craft by Stacey Cochran. "How to Publish a Book" Stacy interviews Bart about the book "God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer."
April 17, 2008
00:57:54
The University of California at Berkeley. Harry Kreisl from the Institute of International Studies interviews Bart about his biblical issue
with human suffering. They discuss his book, "God's Problem."
Mar. 18, 2008
00:53:11
Focus 580 with David Inge. David discusses with Bart
about the book his book, "God's Problem: How The Bible Fails To Answer Our Most Important Question--Why We Suffer."
Mar. 6, 2008
00:09:24
All About Books on NET radio, Nebraska. Otis Young interviews Bart D. Ehrman about his book "God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question -- Why We Suffer."
Feb. 28, 2008
00:20:00
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chapel Auditorium. Live debate between Bart D. Ehrman vs Mike R. Licona
"Is the Resurrection of Christ Provable?"
Feb. 26 2008
00:17:30
North Carolina Public Radio. Ehrman joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his personal story and book, "God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer."
Feb. 25, 2008
00:81:09
WGN Radio News Talk Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg. 9:00pm. Milt talks with Bart about his book, "God's Problem: How the
Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer."
Feb. 19, 2008
00:47:17
Fresh Air from WHYY with Terri Gross. Terri discusses with Bart about his book, "God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer
Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer."
January, 2008
Powell Books - Ink Q&A Interview with Bart Erhman. Bart discusses his book, "God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer
Our Most Important Question - Why We Suffer."
April 25, 2007
01:39:15
Heyns Lecture Series at Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University Campus. 7:30 PM. Lecture on “Misquoting Jesus” a
textual criticism of Biblical manuscript tampering.
Feb. 6, 2007
00:48:25
The Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral.
7:30 PM. Lecture on "Misquoting Jesus" an exploration of how
scribes changed the bible and possible reasons why.
Mar. 15, 2007
00:83:23
WGN Radio News Talk Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg. What does the newly-discovered Gospel of Judas tell us about the origins of Christianity? Conversation with Bart Ehrman & Elaine Pagels.
Nov. 25, 2006
00:47:17
UNC-TV North Carolina Bookwatch. DG Martin interviews Bart Ehrman about his book: "Lost Christianities: The Battle for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew."
Mar. 5, 2006
Washington Post. Subtitle "In the Bestseller 'Misquoting Jesus,' Agnostic Author Bart Ehrman Picks Apart the Gospels That Made
a Disbeliever Out of Him."
April 26, 2006
00:38:13
Fresh Air from WHYY with Terri Gross. Terri discusses with Bart
about the book his book, "Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene:
The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend."
Mar. 28, 2006
01:54:56
Is There Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus? A Debate between Bart Ehrman & William Lane Craig. Sponsored by the Center for Religion, Ethics & Culture at the College of the Holy Cross.
Feb. 14, 2006
00:38:35
Minnesota Public Radio, 10 a.m. "The Bible We Don't Know." Telephone interview by Kerri Miller, discussing the book "Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why."
Jan. 9, 2006
00:32:56
WNYC The Leonard Lopate Show. Studio interview with Leonard Lopate discussing with Bart about the book "Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why."
Dec. 23, 2005
00:52:01
KQED Radio, Northern California Public Broadcasting.
10:00am. Host Cynthia Gorney talks with Bart about his book, "Misquoting Jesus" an exploration of how scribes changed the bible.
Dec. 14, 2005
00:38:35
Fresh Air from WHYY with Terri Gross. Terri discusses with Bart about the book 'Misquoting Jesus' exploring how scribes -- through both omission and intention -- changed the Bible.
Dec. 8, 2005
00:48:16
The Diane Rehm Show, WAMU 88.5FM. American University Radio. 11:00am Show. Interview discusses mistakes and intentional changes made by scribes from the book "Misquoting Jesus".
Mar. 14, 2005
00:06:18
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Bart talks with Jon Stewart about some of the inconsistencies of the bible, how he contends
that the Bible has changed many times over the years.
Dec. 17, 2003
00:38:30
Fresh Air from WHYY with Terri Gross. Terri discusses with Bart
about the book his book, "Lost Christianities: The Battle for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew."

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