设万维读者为首页 广告服务 技术服务 联系我们 关于万维
简体 繁体 手机版
分类广告
版主:奇异恩典
万维读者网 > 彩虹之约 > 跟帖 感谢万维网友为5.12四川地震受难同胞奉献的爱  
The Book of Bart(4)
送交者: 新歌 2018月07月30日15:13:37 于 [彩虹之约] 发送悄悄话
回  答: ZT华盛顿邮报:The Book of Bart(1) 新歌 于 2018-07-30 15:08:52
Page 4 of 5  < Back     Next >

The Book of Bart


Studying various historical translations of the Bible led to the ultimate crisis of faith for writer Bart Ehrman, formerly a born-again Christian.
Studying various historical translations of the Bible led to the
ultimate crisis of faith for writer Bart Ehrman, formerly a born-again
Christian.(By Win Mcnamee -- Getty Images)

He soon became a gung-ho Christian, a fundamentalist who believed the
Bible contained no mistakes. He converted his family to his new faith.
Schoolmates went off to the University of Kansas, but he enrolled in the
Moody Bible Institute, an austere interdenominational institution in
Chicago that forbade students to go to movies, play cards, dance, or
have physical contact with the opposite sex.

It was spiritually thrilling.

For the next 12 years, he studied at Moody, at Wheaton College (another
Christian institution in Illinois) and finally at Princeton Theological
Seminary. He found he had a gift for languages. His specialty was the
ancient texts that tried to explain what actually happened to Jesus
Christ, and how the world's largest religion grew into being after his
execution.

What he found there began to frighten him.

The Bible simply wasn't error-free. The mistakes grew exponentially as
he traced translations through the centuries. There are some 5,700
ancient Greek manuscripts that are the basis of the modern versions of
the New Testament, and scholars have uncovered more than 200,000
differences in those texts.

"Put it this way: There are more variances among our manuscripts than there are words in the New Testament," Ehrman summarizes.

Most of these are inconsequential errors in grammar or metaphor. But
others are profound. The last 12 verses of the Gospel of Mark appear to
have been added to the text years later -- and these are the only verses
in that book that show Christ reappearing after his death.

Another critical passage is in 1 John, which explicitly sets out the
Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit). It is a
cornerstone of Christian theology, and this is the only place where it
is spelled out in the entire Bible -- but it appears to have been added
to the text centuries later, by an unknown scribe.

For a man who believed the Bible was the inspired Word of God, Ehrman
sought the true originals to shore up his faith. The problem: There are no original manuscripts of the Gospels, of any of the New Testament.

He wrote a tortured paper at Princeton that sought to explain how an
episode in Mark might be true, despite clear evidence to the contrary. A
professor wrote in the margin:

"Maybe Mark just made a mistake."

As simple as it was, it struck him to the core.


0%(0)
0%(0)
标  题 (必选项):
内  容 (选填项):
实用资讯
万维读者网十周年有奖征文评选结果
一周点击热帖 更多>>
一周回复热帖
历史上的今天:回复热帖
2017: ZT - 林慈信:重生与得救
2017: 送别陈希增弟兄
2016: 海兰兰:《一路恩典》
2016: Why Voting for Donald Trump-转帖
2015: 老苗离经背道的谬论之二:人只有因为神
2015: 与追求兄共同追求: 浅谈“信心是从神来
2014: xiangpu: 回应一下“以信为本”文的跟贴
2014: 提上来跟mean讨论:什么是“不包含郁金
2013: “牢狱” - 从地方召会继承的十大狗性之
2013: 老鱼,你完全可以用另一种形式来表达你