Colbert vs Ehrman

Theology / Biblical Studies

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I like The Colbert Report. Here Colbert hosts and tackles Bart Ehrman, a scholar I’ve said things about before. The result is pleasing to me. That skeptics with a penchant for the sensational like this get so much favorable press among skeptics without a background in biblical studies is a source of some frustration to many who know better. I think the treatment his work receives in this interview is more in keeping with what it deserves.

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The one thing I can’t figure out is why Ehrman here seems to think that a concession to a critic, like “yeah,” “right” or “exactly,” is a rebuttal of the criticism.

Some hat tipping is in order here. Firstly to Pansy and Peony where I saw this clip. Secondly to Dr Tim McGrew for bringing the link to my attention, and thirdly to Matt and Madeleine’s M and M blog where Tim posted the link. I’m running out of hats!

Glenn Peoples

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{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Tuckster April 18, 2009, 3:38 pm

    Nice. Now where’s the mind-body podcast? :whip:

  • Glenn April 18, 2009, 5:34 pm

    I start recording in a few hours.

  • scrubone April 22, 2009, 5:22 pm

    “The one thing I can’t figure out is why Ehrman here seems to think that a concession to a critic, like “yeah,” “right” or “exactly,” is a rebuttal of the criticism.”

    That’s because Ehrman understands that what Colbert says is irrelevant – Colbert is there to push the book by acting like a clown (to put it politely), any appearance that he might be arguing with Ehrman is incidental to that.

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