Library Ed. The Teaching Company 2005
CS ISBN 1598030620 $34.95 Twelve cassettes
CD ISBN 9781598030648 $49.95 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN $34.95
This lecture series isn't as successful as others from The Teaching Company. Professor Ehrman is clearly knowledgeable about the writers who shaped early Christianity and does a fine job of explaining how their influence on the church is still important today. However, the lectures need a bit more detail; furthermore, the content itself may not suit audio presentation. Ehrman's delivery is clear and his pacing solid, but he repeats himself, dropping in similar explanations or anecdotes in multiple lectures. His explanations of the doctrinal disputes in the early church are fascinating in themselves, but he often focuses so much on the doctrines that it's difficult to get a sense of them in context: why would these doctrinal arguments appeal to people in the various historical periods covered? G.T.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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