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Bart Ehrman

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Bart Ehrman, Bible scholar, author of many books, including Misquoting Jesus : The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, Lost Christianities : The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew, and The Lost Gospel : The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot.

In an article by Mark I. Pinsky, The Orlando Sentinel June 10, 2006

"If we can't be sure that the words are the right words, he asks, how can they be inerrant � without error, as evangelicals believe? So, after 30 years of study, Erhman is now a non-churchgoing agnostic.

"But Ehrman, chairman of the religious-studies department at the University of North Carolina, said that his textual criticism is not the fundamental reason he has lost his faith. He asked himself a timeless question: 'How can there be a world of such misery if there is a benevolent God in charge of it?'"