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Are the Gospels Historically Reliable?
Catholic Answers
March 1, 2022

SAN DIEGO, March 1, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic Answers senior apologist Jimmy Akin will debate bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman Thursday, March 24, on the historical reliability of the Gospels. The debate, held before a live audience and simultaneously broadcast online, will begin with the thesis "The canonical Gospels are historically unreliable," with Ehrman taking the affirmative position.

Ehrman is a popular New Testament textual critic who was once an Evangelical Christian and is now agnostic.

"This is a dream matchup," said Catholic Answers chief operating officer Jon Sorensen. "We have been seeking opportunities like this for some time, and we are pleased to host a debate on such a crucial topic."

Online attendees can watch the livestream on Catholic Answers' YouTube channel. "If interest in this debate is extensive," Sorensen said, "we will definitely look toward hosting more events like it."

About Jimmy Akin:
Jimmy Akin is an internationally known author and speaker. He has more than twenty-five years' experience defending and explaining the Catholic faith. Jimmy is a convert and has an extensive background in the Bible, theology, the Church Fathers, philosophy, canon law, and liturgy.

About Bart Ehrman:
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his teaching career at Rutgers University and joined the faculty in the department of religious studies at UNC in 1988, where he has served as chair of the department and director of graduate studies.

SOURCE Catholic Answers

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