Bart D. Ehrman: Biblical Insights into the Problem of Suffering

Conversations With History - Bart D. Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman, Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes biblical scholar Bart Ehrman for a discussion of his intellectual odyssey with a focus on how the Bible explains the problem of human suffering. The conversation includes a discussion of the challenges of biblical interpretation when confronting this age old problem of the human condition. Included are topics such as the contribution of the prophets, a comparison of the old and new testaments, the book of Job, and the emergence of apocalyptic writers.

KEYWORDS: Religion, Bible, Comparative Religion.

Bart D. Ehrman
Publication date: 
April 16, 2008
Publication type: 
Conversations with History