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Bart Ehrman Course Did Peter Hate Paul


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Dr. Bart Ehrman


Dr. Bart D. Ehrman has written or edited thirty-three books, including six New York Times bestsellers:  How Jesus Became God, Misquoting Jesus, God’s Problem, Jesus Interrupted, Forged, and The Triumph of Christianity.  Bart is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he has taught thousands of students and won numerous awards. 

Bart's work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Yorker, Time, and Newsweek; he has appeared on National Geographic, CNN, the BBC, NBC's Dateline, the Discovery Channel, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Sam Harris Podcast, and many other top media outlets. 

Since 2000 he has recorded nine courses for The Great Courses.



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this course covers these burning questions:

  • Did Peter assert that Gentile followers of the Jewish Jesus needed to adopt Jewish practices such as circumcision, observing kosher food laws, and keeping the Sabbath?
  • Did Paul, in contrast, maintain that Jewish converts to Christianity were not obligated to adhere to the Mosaic law?
  • In Paul's account of his confrontation with Peter, why does he not mention the outcome of the dispute? Was there an assumption that he had been defeated?
  • Why does the book of Acts portray Peter and Paul as completely aligned? Does this portrayal deviate significantly from historical reality?
  • Could the New Testament books of 1 and 2 Peter have been authored later by someone posing as Peter to illustrate his acceptance of Paul and his teachings?
  • What motivated certain writings attributed to Peter to vilify Paul as the ultimate heretic, referred to as "my enemy"?
  • Was the rift described in Galatians between Peter and Paul everlasting? Did they maintain fundamentally divergent interpretations of Jesus' teachings until their deaths?

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