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Have we lost Ehrman? Is he on the route to become famous by writing zeitgeisty books* and entertaining the laity? What was Bart's latest serious contribution to TC? Is he living only on his early works? "Angry" Jesus here, "angry" Jesus there. Is he the best choice for updating Metzger's "The text"?------------* His Misquoting actually appears in German now!
Bart Ehrman's latest serious contributions to TC have been:a) his co-authorship/revision for Metzger's fourth edition (2005);b) his collected essays (2006): Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament;c) his ongoing editorial involvements with NTTS; NTS; TC; NTGF; IGNTP.
I should have added:d) ongoing supervision of research students (see http://www.unc.edu/depts/rel_stud/people/gradstudents.shtml)
Bart is still getting and supervising graduate students interested in TC, even as his own scholarly interests have been broadening to include such topics as forgery in early Christianity.I think he's planning to do a graduate seminar in TC next year, which may produce some additional scholarship.
Wieland wrote: "...zeitgeisty books..."d.h. (das heisst = i.e.), from noun Zeitgeist = spirit of the times; adj. zeitgeistlich.Wieland, zeitgeisty indicates you have attained a rather advanced ability to manipulate English.Malcolm
Just because Dr. Ehrman doesn't frequent this blog doesn't mean we should feel free to poke fun at him.
White Man,Why do you think Ehrman doesn't frequent this blog?
Um. . .Because he's not an Evangelical Textual Critic.
I'm not sure that I would want to describe the original post as 'poking fun' at Professor Ehrman. It was meant to be funny, and to be so obviously a spoof that no one would take it seriously. It is way funnier than your text critical joke, White Man.
Just to keep things fair I shall look out for ways to post something funny about Tommy.
Mr. Ehrman routinely gets called little short of the Antichrist in certain circles since his rise to fame. I suspect he has developed a pretty thick skin by now.And he is a former evangelical, current textual critic. So he could blog here up to about his neck, to steal from Groucho.I can learn a lot from Ehrman, even if I don't agree with him all the time. He's doubtless forgotten much I, as a layman, don't even know I don't know.Chuck Grantham
White man: "Just because Dr. Ehrman doesn't frequent this blog doesn't mean we should feel free to poke fun at him."I agree with the White man, and I also think one should be more restrictive about making jokes of people with whom one does not agree.Bottomline: I heartily welcome Pete's idea to making up by posting something fun about me! And I will think of something about him...
Actually I think I agree with Ehrman more often that I disagree - esp. on judgements about individual variants. Anyway, I'm afraid so far that Google hasn't thrown up many photos of Tommy doing anything unusual. I shall have to take a camera to Munster and see what I can get him to do.
PH: "Anyway, I'm afraid so far that Google hasn't thrown up many photos of Tommy doing anything unusual. I shall have to take a camera to Munster and see what I can get him to do."We will not have to wait that long for PH, however.
Peter wrote:"Actually I think I agree with Ehrman more often that I disagree -esp. on judgements about individual variants."That may be, but the significance and exegetical results are vastly different.If Bart is reading this, remember Dr Ehrman that truth is stated at the level of a sentence. The verses of the hymn are for individuals such as myself, Peter, Tommy and yourself. Now if that don't beat all.Malcolm
Peter Head teaching
We can still learn a little from Bart Ehrman. I had to read his book in my N.T. Intro class. I didn't agree with everything but I did think he has a lot to contribute to N.T. textual criticism. Maybe there's still hope for him yet as an evangelical?