April 13, 2014 · 7:00 PM
On January 10th, 2009, Bart D. Ehrman and Richard G. Swinburne were invited as radio guests by moderator Justin Brierley on the radio show "Unbelievable," a weekly program on UK Premier Christian Radio. They reference Bart's bestselling book "God's Problem" where Bart states that the Bible contains different and unconvincing explanations about the problem of suffering. Richard Swinburne is a renowned Christian philosopher. He answers Bart's objections with arguments from his own book "Providence and the Problem of Evil". If Swinburne's explanation of suffering doesn't cause your head to explode, nothing will. I have to assume that Swinburne is sincere, but his god is a monster, completely unworthy of worship for any reason other than abject terror. Swinburne tries to make the Theodicy make sense, and fails rather spectacularly.
This meeting is a follow-up to our most recent meeting on Dr. Bart Ehrman's most recent book "How Jesus Became God".
Program discussed on Bart Ehrman's Foundation Blog: http://ehrmanblog.org/?p=7058
Christian radio show "Unbelievable" hosted by Justin Brierley: www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois), Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude.