Orthodox Corruption of Scripture
In a study that explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, Ehrman traces how early struggles between ",heresy", and ",orthodoxy", affected the transmission of the documents. He argues that proto-orthodox scribes of the second and third centuries occasionally altered their sacred texts for polemical reasons--for example, to oppose adoptionists like the Ebionites, who claimed that Christ was a man but not God. Ehrman's incisive analysis makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the history of early Christianity.
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