Boy am I tired of getting questions on Bart Ehrman’s stuff. Put simply, Bart is a fundamentalist, someone for whom his pet subjects only have two answers: his and the one he wants to caricature. Bart sees no gray areas; tolerates no nuancing of questions and responses to those questions. It’s just fundamentalism with a PhD and, sadly, a damaged heart due to personal tragedy (which is what really drives all this).
I got another “what about Bart?” question tonight, so I decided to blog my response. The question was “What should I think about Bart Ehrman’s book, Jesus Interrupted?” Fortunately, New Testament scholar Ben Witherington has been on this book (and other Bart Ehrman material) for some time. Here is his response to Jesus Interrupted: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.