Past Meetup

Maple Grove Book Club: Forged by Bart D. Ehrman

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Head left past the Service Desk after entering the store, take the last door on the left (see coatroom), hook a hard left and head upstairs to the first door on the left.

"It is often said, even by critical scholars who should know better, that "writing in the name of another" was widely accepted in antiquity. But religion scholar Bart D. Ehrman dares to call it what it was: literary forgery, a practice that was as scandalous then as it is today. Here, Ehrman's original research takes readers back to the ancient world, where forgeries were used as weapons by unknown authors to fend off attacks to their faith and establish their church. So, if many of the books in the Bible were not in fact written by Jesus's inner circle--but by writers living decades later, with differing agendas in rival communities--what does that do to the authority of Scripture?"--From publisher description.

November: Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith by J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD with Clare Aukofer

December: Atheist Voices of Minnesota: An Anthology of Personal Stories by 36 Minnesotans