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Bart Ehrman

When: Tue., March 8, 7 p.m. 2016

BART EHRMAN

How were the Gospels of the New Testament compiled? Bart D. Ehrman, UNC religious studies professor and author of multiple best-sellers vetting fact and fiction in the Bible, looks deeply into these origins in his latest, Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior. The book combines historical research into the eyewitness accounts the Gospels draw on with scientific studies of memory, sociology, anthropology, and more. The conclusion—controversial or obvious, depending on where you stand—is that the Bible's depiction of Jesus might not be very accurate. If this upsets you, please remember what Jesus said about stones, and who should throw them. Ehrman also appears at Bull's Head Bookshop in Chapel Hill on March 9 and at McIntyre's Books in Pittsboro on March 12. —Zack Smith

THE REGULATOR BOOKSHOP, DURHAM 7 p.m., free, www.regulatorbookshop.com

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