Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus
Strangely enough, Timothy Paul Jones' welcomes this, and his book, although a thorough and deep refutation of Ehrman's faulty logic and conclusions, rather takes the tack of lauding Ehrman for creating something that encourages ordinary people to think about faith in critical ways. Jones seeks to give individuals the rest of the story Ehrman started to tell.
Adequately countering the criticisms Ehrman levels at Christianity in his books, Misquoting Truth goes back to the faulty premises, dismantles them and rebuilds them with fact rather than speculation, then supports the historical faith with humor, warmth and solid analytical investigation.
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"There was a time when F. F. Bruce's little book on the reliability of the New Testament documents was enough. Now new challenges to the integrity of the New Testament have arisen. Timothy Jones rises to meet these new challenges by combining this refutation of Bart Ehrman's book Misquoting Jesus with a thorough primer on New Testament textual criticism. Both authors work with the same evidence and share a good deal of common ground, but they arrive at surprisingly different conclusions. In the process of challenging the conclusions of Bart Ehrman's popular book, Jones investigates several alleged 'significant changes' in the text and finds that none of them requires readers to rethink an essential belief about Jesus or to doubt the historical integrity of the New Testament.
"This book is classic apologetics yet without any hint of rancor. Jones writes in a readable conversational style, combining pastoral concern with excellent activities for beginning students as well as entertaining anecdotes and illustrations. The book is autobiographical to a high degree, which increases its personal appeal.
"Written with troubled believers in mind, Jones begins by borrowing a generous definition of inerrancy-- inerrancy means simply that the Bible tells the truth--a definition which, he says, gives plenty of room for the many extant textual variants. In the end, Timothy Jones suggests that Ehrman lost his faith not because he 'peered so deeply into the origins of Christian faith,' but because he gained his understanding of Christian faith in a fundamentalist evangelical context that allowed little (if any) space for questions, variations or rough edges. Jones does not shy away from these 'rough edges,' but he presents a compelling case that the New Testament text as we have it is a reliable witness to the teachings of Jesus and of the first Christians."
"Dr. Jones reminds us that Christians should never be afraid of open debate. With tradition, experience, reason and Scripture as our final measure we can put all ideas on the table with confidence that in the end we will embrace what is true and discard what is false."
"In Misquoting Truth, Timothy Paul Jones gives Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus and Lost Christianities the debunking they deserve. Jones exposes the bias and faulty logic that surface time and again in these highly publicized books. Misquoting Truth provides a much needed antidote and will serve students and Christian leaders very well. I recommend this book enthusiastically."
"Dr. Jones has written a first-rate book on an essential and timely subject. Both specialists and nonspecialists will benefit from his honest, polite and clearly explained treatment of issues concerning the reliability of the New Testament text and its authorship. In a day of confusion among non-Christians and Christians alike, this is a must-read."
"Jones clearly refutes in a Christlike manner the claims of Misquoting Jesus. A must-read for those who love to give an answer for the faith!"
"Timothy Paul Jones's writings are always engaging, compelling and often humorous. He captivates me with everything he writes. When I read his writing, I have many 'Aha!' or 'I wish I'd thought of that' moments. This isn't the first great book that Timothy's written, and it won't be the last. Make certain you don't miss it!"
"Timothy Paul Jones turns the tables on Bart Ehrman's overstated Misquoting Jesus. He applies to Ehrman the same probing logic that Ehrman claims to apply to the New Testament evidence. The evidence turns out to be more believable than Ehrman's strained interpretations of it. It is not the New Testament writers or copyists who depart from history, Jones shows, but a few scholars who invest too much faith in their skepticism. Jones not only checks that skepticism: along the way he equips readers to make their own informed choices about authorship, scribal transmission, and church selection (or rejection) of key New Testament passages and documents--and many writings from outside the New Testament as well. This is a valuable primer for orientation in a discussion that cannot be ignored."
"In Misquoting Truth, Timothy Paul Jones has written an informative, creative book that needs to be read by all serious, thinking Christians. It is as informative as it is entertaining, and it will provide a secure foundation for continuing to trust in the accuracy of God's Word. It answers the basic criticisms leveled at the New Testament by Dr. Bart Ehrman, while at the same time providing a proper understanding of the basics of textual criticism. Jones does not skirt the difficult issues, but deals with them head-on, providing careful and balanced answers. I highly recommend this book to those seeking to find answers to the question, 'Can the Word of God be trusted?' "
"In recent years, Christians have been assailed by a book genre that is increasingly critical of Christian beliefs. Misquoting Truth reminds us that this critical alarm is often sounded in bombastic ways that seldom present the whole picture. Timothy Jones explains why there is no new information in Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus that threatens what Christians believe about the New Testament text. Further, he moves the discussion to a shelf where it is accessible to everyone. Numerous practical teaching pointers help the reader to digest the material. The result is a well-integrated volume that accomplishes what few books do: disarming the critics while at the same time connecting with a large range of readers. Bravo, InterVarsity, for publishing yet another excellent volume that communicates crucial truth to this generation!"
"The most radical wing of New Testament scholarship has gotten a disproportionate amount of press in recent years. As representative as any of this trend today is Bart Ehrman, whose books on textual criticism and noncanonical Gospels make it sound as if we have little idea what the New Testament authors originally wrote or little reason to believe that theirs was an accurate, and certainly the oldest, rendition of the life of Jesus and the gospel message. Timothy Jones sets the record straight in this courteous but direct critique of charges about misquoting Jesus and alternate or lost Christianities. Abreast of all the latest and best scholarship, he nevertheless writes in a straightforward, easy-to-read style that any thoughtful layperson can handle. An absolute must-read for anyone confused or taken in by the revisionist biblical historians of our day."
"Among many antifaith books you may find Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. This is a broadside attack upon the Scriptures, and Christians need to be able to rebut it. Thankfully, Dr. Timothy Paul Jones has written Misquoting Truth, a scholarly and gracious (but firm) rebuttal to Dr. Ehrman."
simon94The NetherlandsAge: 18-24Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great book! Answers to common objectionsSeptember 14, 2013simon94The NetherlandsAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I just finished reading the book today and I thought that it was a great read, I really enjoyed it and have found that I love Textual Criticism stuff! Maybe I should look for more books like this!
ewiasAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5My #1 choice for discipleship trainingJune 9, 2013ewiasAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
This is about the 3-4th book I own that claims to refute Bart Ehrman's work. This book is the only one I have finish because the others were written by technical-minded textual critics. If you have ever taken an advanced accounting course, you are aware how CPA's like texual critics forget how to communicate in everyday terms. Not this book. It is a fast read and quite understandable.
-Concise, effective & informative
-Strong apologetics arguments
-Favorite part is that Author encourages that you open your Bible and follow the chapter that discusses Erhman's controversial passages. Needless to say, the ESV stood the test--not one point, let me repeat, not one contention causes any doctrinal concern.
-In dating the Gospels, the author concedes a later dating. Still effective, but most active and world renown apologists such was W.L. Craig, Norman Giesler, Frank Turek, Greg Koukl effectively argue for an early dating of the Gospels.
Sally Howard5 Stars Out Of 5Faith in God's Word redeemedMay 13, 2013Sally HowardQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
This was fabulous - a brilliantly presented debunking of Bart Ehrman's poorly thought-out MISQUOTING JESUS and Ehrman's basic apostasy regarding Jesus and His Word. Jones answers very specific and legitimate questions regarding the Book of all books! Well researched and extremely readable presentation. Thanks for a great book!
ShidokanGuelph, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5An honest debunking of Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus"April 19, 2013ShidokanGuelph, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
Jones systematically dismantles Bart Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus". In total honesty Jones indicates where Ehrman's thesis is correct but then exposes where Ehrman embellishes the truth and is scholastically dishonest to the NT texts and what they tell us about Jesus and the early church. Well written and well balanced.
Karate2011Montreal, QuebecAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent-Very historically backed.March 11, 2013Karate2011Montreal, QuebecAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5
Outstanding--Refutes point by point Bart Ehram's basic theory that the scripture of the New Testament are unreliable.
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