New Meetup: Little Canada Book Club - "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart D. Ehrman

From: Patricia M.
Sent on: Sunday, November 15, 2009 8:35 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group!

What: Little Canada Book Club - "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart D. Ehrman

When: December 13, 2009 1:00 PM

Where:
Caribou Coffee
3354 Rice St
Little Canada, MN 55126
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For our December meeting we will be discussing the book "Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why" by Bart D. Ehrman.

Amazon's product description:
"For almost 1,500 years, the New Testament manuscripts were copied by hand??and mistakes and intentional changes abound in the competing manuscript versions. Religious and biblical scholar Bart Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself are the results of both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes.

In this compelling and fascinating book, Ehrman shows where and why changes were made in our earliest surviving manuscripts, explaining for the first time how the many variations of our cherished biblical stories came to be, and why only certain versions of the stories qualify for publication in the Bibles we read today. Ehrman frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultra?conservative views of the Bible."

Caribou Coffee asks that we make a minimum purchase of $25 to use their meeting room. To ensure we cover the cost of the room, please let the cashier know you are with the book club if you buy something.

Our future reading list is:
January: "Death from the Skies!" by Phil Plait
February: "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" by Carl Sagan
March: "Virus of the Mind" by Richard Brodie

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/11882053/

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